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China detains two more PetroChina parent officials in graft probe

Published on Dec 17, 2013 10:20 AM
A PetroChina logo is seen at its gas station in Beijing in this August 29, 2013 file photo. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's government has detained two more senior executives of energy giant CNPC as part of a widespread graft investigation, two sources told Reuters.

Mr Wen Qingshan, chief accountant of CNPC and Mr Wang Lihua, head of listed unit PetroChina's oil trading vehicle Chinaoil, were taken away by the authorities last week, the sources with direct knowledge of the situation said.

It was not immediately clear whether the two officials were themselves the target of the investigation or were only assisting in the broader investigation of the state oil giant.

Mr Wen is also chairman of listed Kunlun Energy.

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