SHIJIAZHUANG -- Five suspects
related to a major bank theft case in Handan, North China's Hebei Province went
on trial in a local court on Tuesday.
Five suspects, including Ren Xiaofeng, 34 and Ma Xiangjing, 37, former
employees of the bank's cash-management center, are being tried in the Handan
People's Intermediate Court, said Han Yuanheng, publicity director of the Hebei
provincial higher court.
Han said the trial began around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, but did not immediately
reveal other details.
The theft, dubbed the country's largest on record, occurred on April 14, at
the Handan branch of the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), where 51 million yuan
(about 6.7 million U.S. dollars) were reported stolen.
The Public Security Ministry put Ren and Ma, two major suspects, on the most