A former Beijing vice mayor in charge of overseeing Olympic construction projects has gone on trial for corruption, a court clerk said yesterday.
The trial of Liu Zhihua (劉志華) began on Tuesday at the Intermediate Court in the city of Hengshui outside Beijing, a clerk surnamed Wang said by telephone.
The clerk declined to give any details, saying he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Liu had been dismissed from his post in 2006, kicked out of the Chinese Communist Party, and handed over to prosecutors to face bribery charges.
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