Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft

December 10, 2014 2:38 AM

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Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment the former deputy head of China's top planning agency in a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government.

The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the downfall of Liu Tienan, who was sacked as deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) last year, a position that carries minsterial-level status.

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