Former senior Jilin provincial official stands trial for bribery

HARBIN, May 16 (Xinhua) — Wang Erzhi, a former provincial political advisor in northeast China’s Jilin Province, stood trial for taking bribes at the Intermediate People’s Court of Harbin in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province Thursday.

Wang was a former vice chairman of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

According to the indictment, Wang used his various positions between 2001 and 2018 in Jilin to help others obtain projects, and in return, he illegally accepted money and goods worth over 50.72 million yuan (7.38 million U.S. dollars) through other people.

In his final statement, Wang pleaded guilty and expressed remorse.

The trial was attended by more than 50 people including legislators, political advisors, press and members of the public.

The verdict will be announced in due course.

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