Former mayor sentenced for corruption


April 7 th, 2015

The former mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing, nicknamed "the bulldozer" for his construction sites in the former imperial capital, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years imprisonment for corruption. Ji Jianye was part of the first dozen senior officials of a grade at least equal to the Deputy Minister, to fall in the sanitation campaign conducted during the drum beating administration of President Xi Jinping. Ji Jianye was convicted of having received ¥11.3 million in bribes from late 1999 to 2012.

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