China jails former Tianjin mayor for 12 years over graft

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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 5:26 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced former Tianjin mayor Huang Xingguo to 12 years in jail for accepting bribes, the official People's Daily said.

Huang, who was also acting chief of the Communist Party in the northern port city, became its mayor in 2008, before being investigated on suspicion of corruption in September last year.

(Reporting by Philip Wen; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)