In this image made from China Central Television video, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun, center, is escorted into a courtroom at Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing ... more 
In this image made from China Central Television video, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun, center, is escorted into a courtroom at Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing Monday, July 8, 2013. The official Xinhua News Agency said Liu was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve by a court in Beijing on Monday. Such sentences usually are commuted to life in prison with good behavior. Liu, 60, who oversaw the ministry's high-profile bullet train development, was accused of taking massive bribes and steering lucrative projects to associates. Chinese characters at bottom reads: "Former Railway Minister Liu Zhijun sentencing," "Taking bribes and abuse of power sentenced to suspended death sentence." (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video) CHINA OUT, TV OUT less 
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Mon, Jul 8, 2013 2:16 AM EDT