A former high-ranking Chinese general has been given a life prison sentence for corruption, taking bribes and possessing a large amount of property whose origins he could not account for, according to state media.
Fang Fenghui, former chief of joint staff of the People’s Liberation Army, is the latest military figure to fall in President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on graft and waste at all levels of the Government and military, and the first ranking official to be sentenced this year.
He was also a member of the Central Military Commission, China’s supreme military body.
State news agency Xinhua said a court martial had found Fang guilty of bribery and having huge wealth for which he had been unable to account.
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