Meng was sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison and fined two million yuan RMB (USD 290,000), said the Tianjin First Intermediate People's Court on Tuesday.
The wooden building went up in flames early Tuesday morning, killing 11 people while two others managed to escape.
It will be only the third time a president has endured an impeachment trial, after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999.
Tuesday's development comes after Hassan Rezaifar, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Organization, said on Sunday that the crashed airliner's black boxes were still in Iran.
Two of the members of a military unit acting under the flag of Basra's Operational Command were run over while firing on protesters who had blocked a roadway on Monday.
Around 5,000 migrants arrived at the frontier, which was closed by Mexican authorities.
The government has announced A$500 million ($343 million) in funding for bushfire relief efforts this financial year.
In addition, the Minister has directed the task force to identify new areas to develop tourism apart from traditional tourist attractions.
In total, UNESCO recorded 894 journalist killings in the decade from 2010 to 2019, an average of almost 90 per year. The number in 2019 was 99.
Votes on calling witnesses or documents will not be allowed until after the question phase of the trial. Senators will be given four hours to debate witnesses and documents.