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A Shanghai official has been sentenced to 19 years in jail by a Chinese court

24 February 2015

A Shanghai official has been sentenced to 19 years in jail by a Chinese court for his role in the bribery scandal that engulfed GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Huang Fengping, the former deputy director for the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, was jailed for his part in GSK’s bribing of Chinese doctors to use its drugs.

He was arrested last December as part of a series of arrests designed to tackle corruption in China. GSK has paid $489 million in fines for the bribery in China – and it is unlikely to be the last company to pay up as many countries look to tackle bribery.

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