Tim Cook

China charges former rising political star with bribery

A former rising star in Chinese politics has been charged with bribery, becoming the highest-level serving official to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, now in its sixth year.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun Zhengcai, the former Communist Party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing and a member of the party's 25-member Politburo, on its website Tuesday.

The announcement said Sun "illegally accepted huge amounts of money and goods" from others in return for providing them with benefits.

Also Tuesday, the party's anti-corruption watchdog body announced the country's former top...

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