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08.03.2011 11:17

Life Sentence for Ex-China Mobile Executive Starts

Marking an end to the appeals process, Zhang Chunjiang is now the highest-ranking official in the country's telecom industry to be sentenced so far
By staff reporter Wang Heyan

(Beijing) – Zhang Chunjiang, the former China Mobile deputy general manager convicted on charges of corruption, was sent to Qincheng Prison in the suburbs of Beijing on August 2, following speculation that Zhang would be granted a new trial.

(Zhang Chunjiang)

Zhang was put under investigation on allegations of corruption in late 2009 and is now the highest-ranking official in the country's telecom industry to be sentenced on corruption charges, according to local news outlets.

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