A former racing editor of the Sun newspaper appeared in court yesterday charged with bribery. Li Hin-choi, 33, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Garry Tallentire in Kwun Tong Court. It is alleged he received a monthly payment of $7,000 and accepted advantages including $5,000 for securing a job for a subordinate when he was employed by the newspaper. Li was responsible for recruiting permanent and freelance staff for the racing section and making recommendations on their employment terms. The alleged bribery took place from December 1998 until May last year, when Li was arrested by Independent Commission Against Corruption officers, the court heard. The case was adjourned until March 22. Li was released on $20,000 cash bail.