BEIJING — The Chinese authorities have sentenced Ling Jihua, the top aide of a former president and Communist Party chief, to life in prison for corruption, according to the state news media.
Mr. Ling was found guilty on Monday of taking bribes, abuse of power and illegally obtaining state secrets, the news reports said. He is one of the highest-ranking Chinese officials to be jailed for corruption.
Also read: RAW DATA: John Key's resignation speech
17:26 Far-right candidate concedes in Austria’s presidential vote16
21:48 Trump is making China angry. Could China undermine the U.S. in Latin America?18
22:59 Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China21
12:02 Paul Nuttall elected as UKIP leader8