Yu Zhigang became a member of China’s most powerful legislative body in 2018 but was dismissed from public office and the Communist Party last year. Photo: Weibo
Yu Zhigang became a member of China’s most powerful legislative body in 2018 but was dismissed from public office and the Communist Party last year. Photo: Weibo

Former Chinese lawmaker Yu Zhigang dies in detention while awaiting corruption verdict

  • Authorities say Yu, who also served as vice-chancellor of China’s top legal university, suffered a brain haemorrhage and died in May
  • He was investigated as part of Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign and pleaded guilty to taking nearly US$1 million in bribes

Yu Zhigang became a member of China’s most powerful legislative body in 2018 but was dismissed from public office and the Communist Party last year. Photo: Weibo
Yu Zhigang became a member of China’s most powerful legislative body in 2018 but was dismissed from public office and the Communist Party last year. Photo: Weibo
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