China’s Ex-Minister sentenced to death, What\'s the reason behind this?
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- eAnswers...Jul 8, 2013
Yes, the news is true that China's Ex-Railways Minister Liu Zhijun is sentenced to death for corruption and abuse of power on 7th July 2013. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court gave the decision. He was the minister of railways from 2003 to 2011.
- Hari PrakashJul 12, 2013
China’s former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun was given a death sentence by an Intermediate People’s Court for corruption and abuse of power on 7th July. He was accused of accepting bribes to the tune of $ 10.53 million over 25 years. . He headed the railways from 2003 to 2011, during whose tenure China had embarked on the high speed network linking different parts of the country. During his tenure as railways minister, Liu helped Ding Yuxin and her relatives to win cargo transportation contracts and railway construction contracts. Most of Liu’s bribed money and the majority of the economic losses caused by his abuse of power had been recovered.
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