For­mer of­fi­cial tried for bribery

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

A for­mer se­nior of­fi­cial with the Bei­jing gov­ern­ment went on trial on Thurs­day for al­legedly tak­ing bribes, a lo­cal court said on Fri­day. Liu Zhi, for­mer deputy sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment, ap­peared at Bei­jing’s Sec­ond In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court on Thurs­day. Liu sought ben­e­fits for oth­ers by tak­ing ad­van­tage of his po­si­tions and gained more than 12.6 mil­lion yuan ($1.9 mil­lion) in il­licit prof­its. A ver­dict will be an­nounced at a later date.

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