Former China Politburo member goes on trial for bribery

BEIJING, April 12, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – A former top Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a leadership post was put on trial on bribery charges on Thursday, the latest target of President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption crusade.

The No.1 Intermediate People’s Court in the northern city of Tianjin said the trial of Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and party chief of the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, had started in the morning.