26 March 2019

China files charges against ex-general, WSJ says

Chinese military prosecutors filed embezzlement, bribery and other charges against a former top general, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The charges were announced in a brief dispatch by state news agency Xinhua, the first official confirmation that prosecutors are preparing a case against Gu Junshan. Gu is the first military figure to be charged with corruption since President Xi Jinping launched an anti-graft campaign soon after taking power in 2012, the report said. Gu was a lieutenant general and deputy head of logistics for the military when he was removed from his post two years ago without explanation. He has not been seen in public since and has not made any public statements about the case. 

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