Bribery puts for­mer of­fi­cial be­hind bars

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Xu An, for­mer deputy di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Space Sci­ence Cen­ter, has been sen­tenced to 10 years in prison for tak­ing bribes, Bei­jing’s Mir­ror news­pa­per re­ported. Xu used the money to pay for cos­metic surgery for his girl­friend, me­dia re­ports said. In charge of the re­con­struc­tion of the cen­ter’s can­teen in 2009, Xu was paid 100,000 yuan ($16,400) by a com­pany that was bid­ding to in­stall the air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem.

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