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Governor of China's Sichuan Province Suspected of Corruption, Official Says

Jan 15, 2016

The governor of China's Sichuan province is under suspicion for corruption, a senior official said Friday.

Wei Hong, who has been the top official in the south-western province for around three years, is rumored to have committed "severe disciplinary violations" — a commonly-used Chinese euphemism for graft, reports the BBC.

The governor's suspected misconduct was announced by Wu Yuliang, deputy chief of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, at a press conference Friday afternoon.

China's anti-corruption campaign has gained momentum under current President Xi Jinping, with several top officials being indicted in recent years.

[BBC]

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