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Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry

Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry

A former commander of the People’s Liberation Army was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and placed under investigation for graft crimes on Thursday, becoming the most senior military figure brought down in President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption.

The fall of retired Gen. Guo Boxiong had been rumored since last year, and was hinted at in Chinese news reports earlier this year that laid out graft accusations against his son. But the party’s announcement of charges against General Guo amounted to an emphatic rejection of assertions that Mr. Xi was losing his appetite for investigating top-level corruption, or for “fighting tigers,” in his often-quoted words.

“The notion that hunting tigers has slowed can be laid to rest,” said a commentary issued online by the People’s Daily, the party’s main newspaper, of General Guo.

Source: Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry – The New York Times