Aide to Chinese Ex-president Hu Jintao Gets Life Sentence

A former top presidential aide in China has been sentenced to life in prison for accepting bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets, and abusing his authority, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Ling Jihua said he would not appeal the decision that was delivered by the court in the northern port city of Tianjin. Ling once led the ruling Communist Party's General office under former President Hu Jintao, a position comparable to the U.S. president's chief of staff. Ling's...

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