Defense Lawyer Appointed in Chinese Railway Corruption Case

, The Asian Lawyer

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Qian Lieyang, a partner with Beijing's East Associates Law Firm, has been appointed to defend former Chinese railway minister Liu Zhijun, who is charged with taking almost $10 million in illegal payments in exchange for awarding contracts on substandard work blamed for a 2011 high-speed train crash that killed 40 people and injured 190.

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