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China Anti-Corruption Campaign Takes Down 2 Officials

A Chinese court has sentenced a health official in Shanghai to 19 years in prison for accepting bribes and embezzlement, official media said Monday.

The Xinhua news agency said the Shanghai Number One Intermediate People's Court on Sunday sentenced Huang Fenping on a conviction of accepting more than $481,000 in bribes and embezzling nearly $225,000.

Huang was a former deputy director for the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning.

In another case, China's Communist Party dismissed a top political advisory official and expelled him from the party, following an internal graft investigation.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on said Monday that it had found Su Rong had accepted huge bribes and abused his power.

President Xi Jinping has been waging a sweeping campaign against endemic corruption, warning that graft threatens the rule of the Communist Party.