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China Tries Ex-economic Official for Corruption

A former senior Chinese economic official stood trial Wednesday on charges of taking nearly $6 million in bribes. Liu Tienan is the ex-deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, which is in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. He is the latest Chinese official to be brought down in a highly publicized campaign meant to weed out corruption in the Communist Party. A court in the northern province of Hebei said Liu took $5.8 million in...

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