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One-Time Potential Rival to China’s Xi Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Apr 13 , 2018

BEIJING—A purged Communist Party politician once regarded as a future Chinese leader stood trial on corruption charges in a case seen as part of an effort by President Xi Jinping to neutralize potential political rivals.

Sun Zhengcai, a member of the ruling Politburo until his abrupt removal last year, pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for taking bribes worth millions of dollars and abusing his power during his half-day trial on Thursday, according to a statement on the trial court’s official microblog.


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