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Paper says Chinese anti-corruption drive nets Politburo member

Published on Jan 27, 2013 3:43 PM
 
In this file photo taken on, March 12, 2012, Li Jianguo, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), talks during the second plenary meeting of the NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Li is under investigation, a Hong Kong newspaper reported at the weekend, in a case that could represent the first time a national political figure has been netted in China's anti-corruption drive. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A senior Chinese official is under investigation, a Hong Kong newspaper reported at the weekend, in a case that could represent the first time a national political figure has been netted in China's anti-corruption drive.

Li Jianguo, a member of the country's elite Politburo and the vice chairman of the national rubber-stamp legislature, has not been charged with any offence.

The Hong Kong-based Ming Pao newspaper however reported that Li had checked into a Beijing military hospital due to"psychological stress" from the investigation.

A call to the National People's Congress news department was not answered on Sunday.

 
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