(dql) China’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign last week caught another prominent official. A court sentenced the former Communist Party chief of the northwestern province of Gansu to 12 years in jail for accepting bribes totaling close to 10 million USD, making him the ninth provincial party chiefs or governor toppled since the launch of the campaign by President Xi Jinping in 2012.

Meanwhile, a Discipline Inspection and Supervisory Committee announced that the former head of the Communist Party’s Political and Judiciary Committee of Shenzhen city was expelled from the party and dismissed from public office for violating discipline in both work and life and engaging in illegal activities. The city’s security chief illegal gains allegedly amount to more than 70 million USD. [ECNS] [South China Morning Post 1] [South China Morning Post 2]