|[Published: Saturday September 26 2020]
Chinese property mogul jailed after Xi Jinping ‘clown’ jibe
BEIJING, 26 Sept. - (ANA) - A Chinese billionaire has been jailed for 18 years just months after publicly describing the country’s president as a “clown” over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Proprety tycoon Ren Zhiqiang was placed under investigation in April over charges relating to corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds.
According to a newly released statement from the Beijing No 2 Intermediate Court, the 69-year-old has been imprisoned and fined 4.2 million yuan (£485,000) after he “voluntarily confessed to all charges”. - (ANA) -
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