China’s former deputy security minister Sun Lijun was given a suspended death sentence that will be commuted after two years. Photo: Weibo
China’s former deputy security minister Sun Lijun was given a suspended death sentence that will be commuted after two years. Photo: Weibo

Chinese ‘political clique’ leader Sun Lijun faces life in jail for corruption as law enforcement purge winds down

  • The former deputy security minister accused of being disloyal to Xi Jinping was given a suspended death sentence
  • Five other members of Sun’s faction have been sentenced this week as the purge winds down ahead of a major leadership reshuffle

China’s former deputy security minister Sun Lijun was given a suspended death sentence that will be commuted after two years. Photo: Weibo
China’s former deputy security minister Sun Lijun was given a suspended death sentence that will be commuted after two years. Photo: Weibo
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