In this photo taken Thursday May 27, 2010 and made available Monday, July 8, 2013, then Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun, left, and Sun Zhengcai, the party boss of Jilin Province, celebrate the ... more 
In this photo taken Thursday May 27, 2010 and made available Monday, July 8, 2013, then Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun, left, and Sun Zhengcai, the party boss of Jilin Province, celebrate the rolling off of a 380A bullet train at a factory in Changchun in northeast China's Jilin province. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, July 8, 2013 that 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. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 
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