According to the indictment, Xiang took advantage of his position to gain benefits for enterprises or individuals, then accepted huge bribes either paid in cash or property.
Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng attended the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC).
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group announced on Monday in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, a new strategic alliance with Singaporean firm GLP Logistic Properties Ltd, and the two sides will together forge a global logistics ecological network.
Japan's attitude toward its heinous World War II history has long caused tension with its two main neighbors, China and the Republic of Korea. And there has been no sign that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to ease the tension in 2014; instead it looks like he intends to inflame it further.
The year 2014 did not start well for anyone who hopes to see a thaw in relations between Japan and its two neighbors, China and the ROK. It never will if Japanese political leaders are unwilling to honestly and sincerely face up to the country's militarist past and stop humiliating the WWII victims in neighboring countries.
"We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea (the DPRK). I really believe there's a lot of good will; a lot of good things are happening."
He made the statement in a meeting with a Taiwanese delegation led by Nantou County chief Lin Ming-chen in Beijing.
With an overall design to promote coordinated economic, political, cultural, social and ecological advancement and an action plan of comprehensive moves to finish the tasks of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, deepening reform, advancing law-based governance, and strengthening the Party's self-governance, the country can have confidence that the strategic vision for developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era will be achieved.