Once dubbed the “King of Gansu”, former provincial party boss Wang Sanyun has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for accepting US$10 million in bribes. Photo: Weibo

Corrupt Chinese ‘king’ who took US$10 million in bribes jailed for 12 years

  • Former party boss of Gansu province Wang Sanyun was known by many nicknames
  • Internet users dubbed him ‘Gold Watch Man’ after noticing his luxury timepieces
Topic |   Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign

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Once dubbed the “King of Gansu”, former provincial party boss Wang Sanyun has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for accepting US$10 million in bribes. Photo: Weibo
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Patrick Ho could be released as early as June 2020, with good behaviour, having been held in a New York jail for 16 months. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho appeals against US conviction in multimillion-dollar bribery case

  • Ex-home affairs chief wants to serve another six months at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Centre to prepare for appeal, before moving to another prison
Topic |   Patrick Ho

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Patrick Ho could be released as early as June 2020, with good behaviour, having been held in a New York jail for 16 months. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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