Ally of disgraced China security chief gets 12-year jail term for graft

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Posted: Mar 29, 2016 10:42 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former deputy governor of China's southern province of Hainan has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

Ji Wenlin was a one-time ally of Zhou Yongkang, the country's once-powerful domestic security boss, who was felled by President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign.

Xi has warned that rampant corruption threatens the survival of the ruling Communist Party and has waged a war on graft in the past three years that has swept up scores of senior officials in the party, the government, the military and state-owned companies.

(Reporting by Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)