Date
24 November 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signaled that senior military officers will not be spared in the nation's ongoing anti-corruption crackdown. Photo: Bloomberg
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signaled that senior military officers will not be spared in the nation's ongoing anti-corruption crackdown. Photo: Bloomberg

China anti-graft campaign snares more military personnel

Chinese military prosecutors released on Monday a list of 14 generals convicted of graft or placed under investigation in an accelerating anti-corruption drive, Associated Press reported.

The officials under investigation include Rear Admiral Guo Zhenggang, the son of the Guo Boxiong, the retired former deputy head of the Central Military Commission, the report said.

Guo Zhenggang was suspected of “serious legal violations and criminal offenses,” a notice posted on official military media was quoted as saying.

Others included leading officers in provincial military commands, as well as ones in the navy, missile corps and National Defense University, it said.

According to the notice, Lan Weijie, a former deputy commander in the central province of Hubei, was sentenced to life in prison in January for corruption and illegal firearms possession.

Last year, prosecutors indicted Xu Caihou, the military’s former No. 2 official, on bribery charges, in a signal by President Xi Jinping that no officials would be off-limits in the anti-corruption crackdown.

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