In this photo taken on Feb. 23, 2007 and made available Monday, July 8, 2013, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun chats with passengers at a railway station in Fuyang in central China's Anhui ... more 
In this photo taken on Feb. 23, 2007 and made available Monday, July 8, 2013, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun chats with passengers at a railway station in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, July 8, 2013 that Liu Zhijun 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. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 
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