CNPC’s former chief Jiang Jiemin went on trial Monday in a Chinese court after being charged with bribery, abuse of power and other corrupt practices during his stewardship of the nation’s top energy group.
State television showed pictures of Jiang, who also ran the state assets regulator for five months before his sacking in September 2013, standing in the dock with two policemen at his side, Reuters reported.
The trial is taking place at the Hanjiang Intermediate People’s Court in Hubei province.
Jiang, a close associate of disgraced former Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang, was formally charged last month as part of the anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping.
The Hanjiang Intermediate People’s Court was quoted as saying on its official microblog that Jiang did not express any objections to the “facts about the crimes” that he is accused of.
The defense and the prosecution both provided evidence, the court said, providing no other details.
At least a dozen former associates and protégées of Zhou have been felled in Xi’s graft crackdown.
Zhou was arrested last year and expelled from the party, accused of crimes ranging from taking bribes to leaking state secrets. He will be tried in Tianjin.
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