“The defendant Ma Jian’s bribery amount was extremely large, and the national and people’s interests suffered a particularly heavy loss, which seriously infringed on the integrity of civil servants.”
Statement from the Court (December 2018)
China’s ex-intelligence chief Ma Jian has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes including taking bribes and insider trading. Ma Jian had been put under investigation in 2015. He was expelled from the Communist Party in 2016. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
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Ma Jian was vice-minister of the powerful Ministry of State Security, which oversees foreign and counterintelligence operations.
He pleaded guilty and would not appeal, a court in the north-eastern Liaoning province said.
Is the case really about corruption? Not everyone is convinced.
China — Former Intelligence Chief Jailed for Life