Lu, former head of the political department of the Ministry of Justice, is accused of bribing government workers with more than 12.7 million yuan ($2 million) to provide fake information regarding his age, his family members, his education and employment background and documents to join the Communist Party of China, obtain an honorary title and promotions between 1992 and 2016, the prosecutor said at the trial in Anyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan province.
With votes counted in over 58,000 polling stations out of total 62,000 at midday, official data showed the center-right coalition altogether reached 36-37 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement followed with some 32 percent.
Gambia was called to firmly adhere to the one-China policy, while China seeks to advance the nations' bilateral relations under the principles of mutual respect and equal treatment, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.
Li made the remark while meeting with Gambian President Adama Barrow, whose first state visit to China will conclude on Monday.
"My mother was not interested in Asia but she believed that Asia, and in particular, China, would be important for Australia's future. She had great foresight."
Looking back at that day in Parliament, the mild-mannered academic said: "I felt deeply honored by his reference to me … deeply honored."
"There is a big attempt by the government today to revive these art forms, which are such an important part of China's cultural heritage, and I think it is a good thing."