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Most-wanted fugitive stands trial

By Zhang Yi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-29 06:43

China's most-wanted graft fugitive, Yang Xiuzhu, who had been on the run for 13 years, stood trial on Friday at a court in Zhejiang province.

Yang, 70, a former deputy director of the construction department of Zhejiang province, was accused of having embezzled more than 19 million yuan ($2.8 million) of public funds and taken bribes of around 7.35 million yuan.

The Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court in the province held an open trial and issued a statement saying Yang confessed to committing the crimes.

Most-wanted fugitive stands trial

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