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

He may have committed "severe disciplinary violations," an official said

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.


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