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Former Chinese President's Top Aide to Face Corruption Trial

Former President Hu Jintao's top aide has been arrested on corruption charges, stripped of his party membership and removed from all government positions, China's state media said Monday. The ruling by the Communist Party's Politburo came seven months after Ling Jihua was placed under internal investigation for disciplinary violations. The fall of Ling, whose former position is comparable to the U.S. president's chief of staff, has come amid a stern anti-corruption...

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