A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery.
Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member, is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign.
He was found guilty of taking bribes of more than $26.7m (£19.6m).
The 54-year-old, also the former party chief of Chongqing, pleaded guilty to the charges in April.
According to state media outlet Xinhua, Sun's "illegal gains" would be confiscated.
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President Xi has made it his personal mission to tackle the widespread corruption in China. More than a million officials have been punished since he became president.
But critics accuse him of using the anti-corruption campaign to silence his political opponents and rein in officials who challenge his position.