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China-linked corruption trial kicks off with debate on “what makes a bribe”

By Clara Hudson

27 November 2018

China-linked corruption trial kicks off with debate on “what makes a bribe” US District Court for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Credit: Ken Lund on Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0))

At the federal trial in Manhattan of a former Hong Kong government minister accused of bribing African officials, prosecutors and defence lawyers faced off over whether certain payments were corrupt.