Chinese General sentenced to life jail for corruption

A retired high-ranking military officer in China has been sentenced to life in jail by a military court for corruption, state media report.

Guo Boxiong, 74, was accused of using his influence to seek promotions for others and of accepting bribes.

He was stripped of his rank of general and his personal assets have been seized, Xinhua news agency reported.

President Xi Jinping has led a major anti-corruption campaign since taking office nearly four years ago.

Hundreds of thousands of officials have been disciplined as part of the drive.

BBC stated that from 2002 until 2012, Guo served as vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, which is in charge of the People’s Liberation Army – the world’s biggest armed forces