Tuesday, 28 November 2017

LATEST NEWS: Top Chinese general who was being investigated for corruption commits suicide

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LATEST NEWS: Top Chinese general who was being investigated for corruption commits suicide


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Beijing (CNN)A top Chinese general hanged himself subsequent to going under investigation for corruption allegations, China's state-run news office Xinhua announced Tuesday.

General Zhang Yang, the previous leader of the Chinese military's political work division, was discovered dead at his home on November 23, the news office said.

Military agents had propelled an investigation concerning Zhang's connections to two previous Central Military Commission bad habit executives - Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou - who fell prey to President Xi Jinping's enormous hostile to defilement battle.

Xinhua said investigators discovered Zhang had truly disregarded gathering discipline and violated the law by purportedly giving and tolerating fixes and in addition having a tremendous measure of cash, the wellsprings of which he couldn't represent.

He was permitted to remain at home amid the beginning times of the examination, the report said.

Zhang was an individual from the Central Military Commission, which runs the two-million in number People's Liberation Army.

More than 1.4 million individuals have been rebuffed under Xi's against debasement battle since 2012, as indicated by state media, including around 300 senior authorities.
'Extremely despicable'
In a scathing commentary published by the People's Liberation Army Daily Tuesday, the paper said he "wanted to evade punishment by party discipline and state law by committing suicide -- such behaviour was extremely despicable."
Party officials have warned for years of corrupt officials "escaping" justice through suicide. Anti-graft scholar Lin Zhe wrote in the state-run China Daily in 2014 that many top officials kill themselves to end the investigation before it potentially implicates family members or stashed-away wealth.
"By escaping from judicial and possibly disciplinary penalties once and for all, the officials suspected of corruption can not only preserve their titles and honour, but also preserve the material gains they have made for their folks since their illegal income will no longer be confiscated," Lin wrote. "Considering the astonishing sums of money an official can obtain through corruption, that's a good deal for them and their families."
Ramped-up investigations
While Xi has been praised for going after "tigers" as wells as "flies" -- high and low-ranking officials -- some critics have accused him of using the campaign to shore up his absolute control over the Communist Party and purge his opponents.
Predictions the campaign may let up once Xi felt more secure in the top job don't seem to be playing out. Even after the 19th Party Congress, during which Xi was elevated to a level no Chinese leader has held since Mao Zedong, officials have called for a ramping up of anti-graft activities.
Last week, Lu Wei, China's former internet czar and mastermind of the country's sprawling online censorship system, who was placed under investigation for "suspected serious violations of discipline."

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