Published On: Mon, Jul 4th, 2016

Aide to former Chinese president Hu Jintao jailed for life: media

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China has waged a much-publicised anti-corruption campaign under President Xi Jinping  © AFP/File Mark Ralston

China has waged a much-publicised anti-corruption campaign under President Xi Jinping
© AFP/File Mark Ralston

Beijing (AFP) – An ex-aide of former Chinese president Hu Jintao has been jailed for life for corruption, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, official media reported Monday.

Ling Jihua “pled guilty and decided not to appeal”, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the verdict of the First Intermediate People’s Court in Tianjin, which held his trial in secret last month.

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