Ex-college official tried over graft
He Jiacheng, former vicepresident of the Chinese Academy of Governance, stood trial on Friday for taking bribes. He was accused of taking advantage of his official positions from 1995 to 2014 to help others in business and with promotions, according to the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court. He accepted bribes worth 7.1 million yuan ($1.03 million) either himself or through his relatives, the court said. He pleaded guilty and expressed remorse in court. The ruling will be announced at a later date.