China's disgraced Sun Zhengcai stands trial for bribery

Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media has said, the latest development in a corruption probe into a man once considered a contender for top leadership.

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    A former senior official in China who was once a major candidate for a top leadership position has been convicted on charges of corruption.

    Sun Zhengcai is one of the most prominent politicians to be charged under President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown.

    Zhengcai is accused of bribery and had been under investigation since last July.

    Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Beijing.


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