Ex-court of­fi­cial sen­tenced to life

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By XIN­HUA

A Chi­nese court sen­tenced Xi Xiaom­ing, for­mer vi­cepres­i­dent of the Supreme Peo­ple’s Court, to life in prison on bribery charges on Thurs­day.

The Sec­ondary In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court of Tian­jin handed down the sen­tence and also stripped Xi of his po­lit­i­cal rights for life. All of his per­sonal prop­erty and wealth will be con­fis­cated, ac­cord­ing to the court.

The court found that from 1996 to 2015, Xi took ad­van­tage of var­i­ous of­fi­cial po­si­tions in the SPC to of­fer favors to en­ti­ties and in­di­vid­u­als in the han­dling of cases and com­pany list­ings, ac­cept­ing bribes worth about 114.6 mil­lion yuan ($16.7 mil­lion) ei­ther per­son­ally or through his fam­ily.

The court ruled that the prop­erty and wealth amassed by Xi through bribery will be turned over to the State.

Xi ac­cepted the ver­dict, ac­cord­ing to the court.

ZHANG TAO / FOR CHINA DAILY

A pa­trol ro­bot makes its de­but at Zhengzhou East Rail­way Sta­tion in He­nan prov­ince on Wed­nes­day. The ro­bot, known as an “e-pa­trol sher­iff”, has fa­cial recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy that can compare the faces of passengers with those of wanted crim­i­nals. The ro­bot is also equipped with sen­sors so it can de­tect fire.

Xi Xiaom­ing

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