China’s amnesty will be no benefit to people like Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing party boss who was sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption in 2013. Photo: AFP

No joy for corrupt officials as China announces amnesty to mark nation’s 70th anniversary

  • Veterans of Sino-Japanese war – which ended 74 years ago – among those likely to be set free, state media says
  • Nine categories of convicts will be pardoned, but actual numbers will not be disclosed until cases have been reviewed by the courts
Topic |   Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign

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China’s amnesty will be no benefit to people like Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing party boss who was sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption in 2013. Photo: AFP
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