Date
20 September 2017

Xi orders deep probe on former military official Gu, report says

Gu Junshan, the first military figure to be charged with corruption since President Xi Jinping launched an anti-graft campaign, was found to be seriously tainted in cases involving massive amounts of money, news website caixin.com reported Sunday, citing an article by Gong Fangbin, deputy director of the research department of the People’s Liberation Army’s Academy of Military Science. Xi has ordered officials to get to the bottom of the matter, it said. Although the facts of the case have not been made public yet, Gu is said to have committed crimes out of loss of faith in communism and was committed to building business relationships. The 58-year-old Gu, who was a former lieutenant general and deputy head of logistics for the military, was charged by the Military Procuratorate on embezzlement, bribery and other charges on March 31, the report said.

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