BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) - Chang Xiaobing, the former
chief executive and chairman of China Telecom Corp,
pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking bribes at the beginning of
his trial, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Prosecutors accused Chang of accepting money and valuables
worth more than 3.76 million yuan ($546,500) between 1998 and
2014 as a telecom official and, later, chairman of China Unicom
, the news agency said.
Last July, the China's Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection announced that Chang had been expelled from the
Chang's case was tried at the Intermediate People's Court in
Baoding City in Hebei province, Xinhua said. A verdict will be
Chang was not available for comment.
($1 = 6.8800 Chinese yuan renminbi)
(Reporting By Matthew Miller; Editing by Robert Birsel)