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China vice police minister under investigation: Communist Party

Published on Dec 20, 2013 9:26 PM
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Chinese Communist Party Congress spokesman Li Dongsheng speaking at a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct 14, 2007. China's ruling Communist Party said on Dec 20, 2013 it was investigating Li, a vice police minister for alleged disciplinary violations, the latest official to be targeted a high-profile campaign to root out corruption. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - China's ruling Communist Party said on Friday it was investigating a vice police minister for alleged disciplinary violations, the latest official to be targeted a high-profile campaign to root out corruption.

Mr Li Dongsheng, a vice minister of public security, is being probed for "severe violations of discipline and the law", the party's internal Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on its website, using a phrase that is usually a reference to alleged corruption.

Mr Li is one of nine people with the rank of vice minister at the Ministry of Public Security, the government department in charge of policing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken a hard line against corruption in the party since coming to power a little over one year ago.

 
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