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Former Chinese hospital head stands trial in huge bribe scandal

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-08-18 20:02

KUNMING - The former head of a hospital in Southwest China's Yunnan province stood trial on Thursday, accused of accepting 116 million yuan ($17.5 million) of bribes in property and 80,000 dollars in cash.

Wang Tianchao, former head of Yunnan No 1 People's Hospital, was accused of accepting 100 apartments worth 83 million yuan from a real estate developer, heard the Pu'er Intermediate People's Court.

Wang allegedly took the bribes from companies and individuals in exchange for hospital construction projects, procuring medical equipment, medicine procurement and doctor promotions from 2004 to 2014 when he was president of the hospital.

The trial ends Thursday, with a verdict announced soon.

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