Formervice-governor gets life for bribes
The former vice-governor of Anhui province, Yang Zhenchao, was sentenced to life in prison for accepting bribes, along with embezzlement and abuse of power, according to a court in Shanghai onWednesday. Yang accepted bribes of more than 80 million yuan ($11.6 million) from 2008 to 2016, according to the ShanghaiNo 1 Intermediate People’s Court. Yang also abused his power, leading to public economic losses of 915 million yuan, the court said. caught inQingdao in connection with a ferrosilicon smuggling operation. They are suspected of smuggling asmuch as 80,000metric tons of the material— ametal alloy used in production of othermetals— worth 650 million yuan ($95 million), according to customs officials inQingdao. OnApril 14, a ship registered as appeared in Shandong. More than 150 customs and police officers intercepted the ship and suspects. Atotal of 2,350 tons of ferrosilicon was seized. More was confirmed to have been sold or stored, the authorities said. China has restricted the export of ferrosilicon since 2005. found after a 14-hour rescue effort in the gas-filled tunnel. More than 2,000 rescuers and medical workers braved high carbon monoxide levels and dust to search for the trapped workers after the explosion ripped through tunnel around 2:50 pm in Dafang county. Twelve other people were injured. An investigation into the cause of the explosion is ongoing.