China Trial of Economic Planner Sheds Light on Bribery

September 24, 2014 3:02 PM

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China’s former deputy planning chief brokered deals and helped approve projects in return for cars, furniture and a phantom job for his son, prosecutors said at a corruption trial that detailed a culture of back-room dealings in the world’s second-largest economy.

Liu Tienan, the former deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, confessed to taking advantage of his position to seek benefits, according to a running transcript posted to the official microblog of the Langfang City Intermediate People’s Court, south of Beijing, where the trial...

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