Senior China official dealing with Taiwan ties being investigated for corruption

A deputy head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office is being investigated for suspected "serious discipline violations".
A deputy head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office is being investigated for suspected "serious discipline violations". PHOTO: EPA

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A deputy head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office is being investigated for suspected "serious discipline violations", the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday (Jan 19), using the normal euphemism for corruption.

The brief statement from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection gave no other details of the probe into Mr Gong Qinggai.

China considers self-ruled Taiwan, which voted in a new president and parliament on Saturday, a breakaway province.