Former top Chinese official confesses to corruption

September 24, 2014 9:52 AM

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Beijing: The former deputy head of China’s top planning agency confessed in court on Wednesday to extensive bribery, one of the highest-profile officials to be prosecuted for corruption since President Xi Jinping launched an anti-graft campaign.

Prosecutors charged Liu and his son, Liu Decheng, with taking 35.6 million yuan (Dh21.3 million or $5.8 million) in bribes in dealings with various companies, including a Toyota Motor Corp joint venture, the court said.

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