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Former club manager on trial for soccer corruption


10:18, December 20, 2011

TIELING, Liaoning Province, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- A former soccer club manager was put on trial Tuesday morning as the first round of Chinese soccer corruption trials went into the second day.

Wang Po, general manager of Shaanxi Guoli club, stood trial on charges of bribe-taking and fraud in the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling in northeast China's Liaoning province.

Soccer referees Huang Junjie and Zhou Weixin will appear before the Intermediate People's Court of Dandong in another Liaoning city. Both were charged with taking bribes as non-state staff with Zhou facing an additional count of bribing civil servants.

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