Thursday, 4 July 2019
A Shanghai court handed down a lenient sentence to the corrupt former head of one of China’s biggest shipbuilders after he shed new light on other crimes, state media reported on Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported. Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Sun Bo, former general manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), to 12 years in prison for taking bribes and abuse of power, state news agency Xinhua reported. The court also fined Sun 800,000 yuan (US$116,000) and ordered the confiscation of 8.4 million yuan in bribes and gifts accepted by Sun and his wife. Sun inflicted “extremely heavy losses” on the state, but he was given a lenient sentence...