China Tries Former State Oil Boss on Corruption Charges

April 13, 2015 3:26 AM

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A Chinese court says a corruption trial has started for the former chairman of the stated-owned parent of PetroChina Ltd., Asia's biggest oil producer.

Jiang Jiemin was chairman of the state-run China National Petroleum Corp., the target of a sweeping graft investigation amid a larger anti-corruption campaign that has netted top officials and others.

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