Ex-senior official tried for graft
Jing Chunhua, a former senior official inHebei province, stood trial in Changchun Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday, accused of accepting bribes. Jing, former secretarygeneral and member of the Standing Committee of the Hebei provincial CPC committee, was accused of taking advantage of various posts from 2001 to 2013 to seek benefits for others. Personally, or through his wife, he accepted bribes worth more than 60.5 million yuan ($9.1 million), according to the indictment. A verdict will be announced later.