Date
19 August 2017
Chinese authorities are probing Song Zuying for suspected misuse of military cultural funds, according to reports. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese authorities are probing Song Zuying for suspected misuse of military cultural funds, according to reports. Photo: Xinhua

Folk singer Song Zuying said to be under anti-graft probe

Prominent Chinese folk singer and Communist Party member Song Zuying is said to be under an anti-graft investigation in the mainland, Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday.

The Party’s Central Disciplinary Committee and the People’s Liberation Army’s disciplinary committee are both looking into Song’s affairs, the paper said, citing various mainland and overseas media.

Song’s subordinates have rejected the rumors, using their WeChat accounts.

The singer is alleged to have used military funds in organizing personal concerts in 2002 in Sydney, in 2003 in Vienna and in the US in 2006.

Lu Jihong, vice-director of the Song and Dance Troupe for the PLA General Political Department, said on his WeChat page Monday that Song was with him at a performers review meeting and that all the rumors about the investigation are untrue.

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