On July 8, former railway minister Liu Zhijun received a suspended death sentence for corruption and abuse of power. Liu, a high-level official who oversaw the unprecedented expansion of China’s railway network, was accused of accepting bribes totaling more than 64 million RMB (10 million USD) during his time in office. Liu has taken much of the blame for the fatal Wenzhou train crash in 2011, which killed 40 people. He is the first high-profile official to be convicted since Xi Jinping became President in March.