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Ex-Chinese vice-minister jailed for 15 years for bribery

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Chinese state media say a court in northern China has sentenced a former vice minister of public security to 15 years in jail for accepting bribes.
   Li Dongsheng is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown that has targeted scores of high-level officials.
   Xinhua News Agency says Li was sentenced by a court in Tianjin city on Monday. Calls to the court rang unanswered.
   Xinhua previously reported that prosecutors accused Li of taking advantage of several government posts he held between 1996 and 2013 to seek profits through bidding processes and job transfers.
   Li had also held positions at state broadcaster China Central Television and the office responsible for cracking down on the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement.
 

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