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China official probed for 'disciplinary violations': Media

Published on Jun 14, 2014 6:58 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A vice chairman of a top political body has come under investigation for "disciplinary violations", state media reported on Saturday, as authorities pursue a high-profile crackdown on official corruption.

Su Rong "is being probed for suspected disciplinary violations", the official news agency Xinhua said, citing the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Such violations typically refer to graft, although details about Su's circumstances were not provided.

Su is one of 23 vice chairs of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a debating chamber that is part of the Communist Party-controlled governmental structure.

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