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Former Tianjin Mayor - Huang Xingguo - in CCTV news.

Former Tianjin Mayor - Huang Xingguo - in CCTV news. 

Former acting Party chief and mayor of Tianjin Huang Xingguo pleaded guilty at a court in Hebei province on Wednesday. He was charged with accepting bribes worth more than 40 million yuan ($6 million), according to the Shijiazhuang intermediate people's court.

According to an indictment by the Shijiazhuang people's procuratorate, he used his position for the benefit of others through promotions and obtaining land for projects, then accepted bribes valued at more than 40 million yuan, either himself or through family members, from 1994 to 2016.

China to promote traditional opera in schools

China's central government has pledged to promote traditional opera in schools.

Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities will give students the opportunity to watch traditional opera free of charge in 2017, according to a guideline jointly issued by the publicity department of the Communist Party of China and the ministries of culture, education and finance.