China’s ex-top general jailed for life


The former Chinese General of the People’s Liberation Army, Fang Fenghui,  has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of bribery and accumulation of  huge wealth which he is unable to account for.

According to the BBC, Fang Fenghui lost his post with no explanation in 2017 and disappeared from public view.

He also accompanied President Xi Jinping in his first meeting with US President, Donald Trump in 2017.

The government later confirmed  he was under investigation for alleged corruption.

He was also a member of the powerful Central Military Commission, China’s supreme military body, and was close to Zhang Yang, who also served on the commission and was found dead in 2017 while being investigated for corruption.

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