SHANGHAI Dec 31 The chairman of China's Ying
Kou Port Group was sentenced to 14 years in prison for accepting
around 26.8 million yuan ($3.86 million) in bribes, said the
official Xinhua news agency on Saturday.
President Xi Jinping has waged a widespread campaign to wipe
out systemic corruption since he came to power in late 2012.
Since 2002 Gao Baoyu, who was also the party secretary of
Ying Kou, abused his position by accepting bribes for
appointments, the agency said.
The verdict, handed down by a court in the northern city of
Anshan, was not appealed. Ying Kou and Gao could not be
immediately reached for comment.
On Friday, China's state prosecutor formally accused former
deputy head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office Gong Qinggai with
bribery and abuse of power, setting the stage for his trial.
($1 = 6.9430 Chinese yuan renminbi)
(Reporting by Engen Tham in Shanghai; Editing by Michael Perry)