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i believe people are more concerned about the two stars rather than the bribery trial. everybody knows celebs get helps from officials or gangs, otherwise, how can they become famous? there're tens of thousands youngsters who have the dream to become renowned, but few of them can finally realize the dream. how better one is than another? the only different is, whether one can find a powerful backer.|
BEIJING - Two female celebrities and a large amount of money were the star attractions in Tuesday's bribery trial of Wang Yi, former vice-president of State-run China Development Bank.
Wang, who stood trial at the Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court, pleaded guilty to the charge of accepting bribes of more than 11.96 million yuan ($1.76 million), and confessed that he "used his power and his influence to make profit for others and himself".
No verdict was reached.
However during the trial testimony by Li Tao, a businessman from Hong Kong who bribed Wang with 5 million yuan, unexpectedly named two famous celebrities - movie star Zhao Wei, and the anchor of China Central Television, Liu Fangfei, the Beijing Evening News reported.
Li, who has also been arrested, said that years ago he invited Wang to attend an opening ceremony for his company in Shenzhen in South China. Zhao arrived with Wang and was later given a 300,000 yuan ($43,944) "appearance fee", the report said.