The son of a Communist Party official in southwest China appeared in court on Thursday charged with accepting 950,000 yuan (HK$1.13 million) in bribes, the newspaper Chun Cheng Evening News reported on Friday. The man, Li Su, whose trial was heard at the Panlong District People’s Court, is the son of Li Yunzhong, the former deputy secretary of the Qujing city party committee in Yunnan province. The senior Li was handed a life sentence in the Lincang Intermediate People’s Court last September for accepting more than 40 million yuan in bribes since working in Qujing city from 2008. According to the prosecution, the son accepted 950,000 yuan in bribes from the owner of a real estate firm in June 2011. READ MORE: Senior Communist Party chief in Yunnan investigated for corruption In the trial, Li Su said he only received the money on behalf of his father and did not use any of it. He also said during the trial that he had cooperated with authorities during investigations since August, 2014 and had assisted in providing evidence of his father’s corruption. Saying that he felt regretful and had learned a lesson from his father, Li hoped the court would give him a lighter sentence. Li Su will return to court at a later date for sentencing.