Ling Zhengce, a former senior political advisor of north China's Shanxi Province, has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for taking bribes, according to Changzhou City Intermediate People's Court on Friday.
Sui Fengfu, former deputy head of the Heilongjiang Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for taking bribes, according to Shenyang City Intermediate People's Court on Monday.
China's top legislature may revise a law to better prevent water pollution by strengthening government responsibility and supervision, according to a draft released Monday.
The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation imposed a ten percent consumption tax on luxury cars on Nov 30, which in some experts opinion will affect consumption.
Beijing and Paris will strengthen joint investigations of corrupt officials who have fled China, and also improve systems for the return of ill-gotten assets illegally transferred to France, a senior anti-graft official from the Ministry of Justice said.
While China is seeing an increasing number of fugitives suspected of corruption being returned from overseas, thanks to international cooperation, the country is also beefing up efforts to recover their ill-gotten assets.
More than 400 workshops making counterfeit products have been closed down in Zhejiang province with the help of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, according to the authorities.
China's top court issued a verdict on Thursday in a lengthy trademark dispute involving US basketball legend Michael Jordan's right to protect his name.