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Chinese Coal Official Who Hid $30M Admits to Corruption

A low-ranking Chinese energy official accused of hiding more than $30 million in cash at home in one of the country's most sensational corruption cases admitted his guilt during a court appearance Tuesday in northern China. The Baoding City Intermediate People's Court said in a statement that Wei Pengyuan, a former deputy chief of the coal bureau under the National Energy Administration, admitted to taking 211 million yuan ($32.5 million) in bribes and failed to account for...

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