Former senior Chinese official jailed for 15 years for graft

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Posted: Feb 14, 2017 9:09 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court in southeastern China on Tuesday sentenced the former Communist Party boss of northern Hebei province Zhou Benshun to 15 years in jail after finding him guilty of corruption.

In a statement on its official microblog, the court in Xiamen city said that Zhou had taken bribes.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard)