Chen Gang, former secretary of China’s Association for Science and Technology (CAST)’s secretariat, was publicly interrogated in Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court Thursday over illegally accepting more than 128 million yuan ($1.8 billion).
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Chen was also a former member of the party leadership group and the standing-committee of CAST. He was placed under investigation this January. In July, he was dismissed from public office and expelled from party. The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released a statement saying he abused power for personal economic gains.
Chen Gang pleaded guilty in court. The court announced that verdict should be delivered at a later date.
(Compiled by Bai Yuanqi and Bai Shenhao)