Three Chinese anti-graft activists pushing for officials to disclose their assets go on trial on Monday in the first case of its kind, Reuters reported Sunday. Liu Ping, Li Sihua and Wei Zhongping were detained in late April in Xinyu, Jiangxi province, and accused of illegal assembly. They face a maximum of five years in prison if convicted, the report said. Encouraged by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping’s calls for more transparency, the activists took photographs of themselves holding banners and placards that said: “Strongly urge officials to disclose their assets” and “Xi Jinping, immediately end dictatorship”, the report said.
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