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Former top Chinese official indicted on corruption charges

Former top Chinese official indicted on corruption charges

China has formally indicted Ling Jihua, one of the country’s most powerful men until a Ferrari crash derailed his career in 2012, on corruption and state-secrets charges, state media reported Friday. 

Ling, a top aide to former Chinese president Hu Jintao — a position similar to the White House chief of staff — was indicted on charges of “taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets, [and] abuse of power,” reported the New China News Agency, China’s official news service. His trial is to be in Tianjin, a metropolis of 15 million people a short drive from Beijing.

Ling “sought and received a substantial amount of money and...

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