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Formerly high-flying Chinese officials sentenced for graft

  • In this May 28, 2012 photo, Wan Qingliang, then-Communist Party chief of Guangzhou, speaks at a lawyers' conference in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. A pair of formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials, Wan and Wang Min, were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry. (Chinatopix via AP)

    In this May 28, 2012 photo, Wan Qingliang, then-Communist Party chief of Guangzhou, speaks at a lawyers' conference in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. A pair of formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials, Wan and Wang Min, were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry. (Chinatopix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Jan. 28, 2014 photo, people take smartphone photos of Wan Qingliang, center, then-Communist Party chief of Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province. A pair of formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials, Wan and Wang Min, were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry. (Chinatopix via AP)

    In this Jan. 28, 2014 photo, people take smartphone photos of Wan Qingliang, center, then-Communist Party chief of Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province. A pair of formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials, Wan and Wang Min, were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry. (Chinatopix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this May 28, 2012 photo, Wan Qingliang, then-Communist Party chief of Guangzhou, speaks at a lawyers' conference in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. A pair of formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials, Wan and Wang Min, were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry. (Chinatopix via AP)

    In this May 28, 2012 photo, Wan Qingliang, then-Communist Party chief of Guangzhou, speaks at a lawyers' conference in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. A pair of formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials, Wan and Wang Min, were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry. (Chinatopix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A pair of formerly highflying Chinese provincial officials have been sentenced to life in prison for corruption and bribe taking.

A court in the eastern city of Jingbo said Wang Min, the former Communist Party secretary and top official in the northern transportation hub of Jinan, was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of accepting 18 million yuan ($2.7 million) in bribes to approve real estate projects and arrange jobs and appointments.

Also Friday, Wan Chinglang, former party boss of the southern industrial center of Guangzhou, was sentenced in the southern city of Nanning for receiving 110 million yuan ($17 million) over a 14-year period.

The pair mark the latest ranking officials to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against corruption at all levels of government and state industry.