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A former Communist Party chief of Guangzhou is sentenced to life in prison for corruption in another apparent victory for Xi Jinping’s anti-graft efforts

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
an Qingliang was charged with exchanging political favors for more than $15 million in bribes and gifts starting in 2000. He had been placed under investigation in 2014.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.