Even in 2013, things were looking down for Ling Jihua. Photo: EPA Even in 2013, things were looking down for Ling Jihua. Photo: EPA
Even in 2013, things were looking down for Ling Jihua. Photo: EPA
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How Ling Jihua, once one of China's most powerful men, fell from grace

At the peak of his power he reputedly wielded more clout than a vice-premier. Now he is behind bars facing a criminal trial

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Even in 2013, things were looking down for Ling Jihua. Photo: EPA Even in 2013, things were looking down for Ling Jihua. Photo: EPA
Even in 2013, things were looking down for Ling Jihua. Photo: EPA
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