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Former vice president of China Development Bank stands trial for multiple offenses

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-24 09:21
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BEIJING -- He Xingxiang, former vice president of China Development Bank, stood trial on Tuesday at a court in Beijing on charges of taking bribes, issuing financial bills and granting loans illegally, and concealing overseas bank deposits.

He was found to have taken advantage of the multiple positions he formerly held to assist others in obtaining loans and making personnel arrangements. In return, he received money and valuables worth more than 66.36 million yuan ($9.68 million).

He also issued financial bills and granted a huge amount of loans in violation of state regulations, prosecutors said, adding that he concealed overseas bank deposits totaling 33.69 million yuan.

The procuratorial agency presented evidence at the trial at the Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People's Court. He and his defense counsel cross-examined the evidence, and both sides gave their respective full accounts.

In his final statement, He pleaded guilty and expressed remorse.

The judgment will be announced in due course.

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