BEIJING - The former deputy Communist chief of China’s Sichuan province was tried for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure prosecuted in President Xi Jinping’s high-profile anti-corruption campaign. Li Chuncheng, who spent the past 15 years in various government positions in the southwestern province, was accused of accepting bribes and abuse of power, the Xianning Intermediate People’s Court in Hubei said on a verified account on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo.

Li used his position to benefit others in land development and project contracts, prosecutors said according to the official Xinhua news agency. He was also accused of accepting money and other goods directly and through his wife.

Li did not contest the allegations, Xinhua said after the one-day hearing ended. A panel of judges will now decide on a verdict, although a date for it was unclear.