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China probes another associate of former security chief Zhou Yongkang

Published on Jul 8, 2014 6:05 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China is investigating another associate of embattled retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the top anti-corruption authority said on Tuesday.

Tan Li, vice governor of the island province of Hainan, is being investigated for law and discipline violations - Communist Party parlance for engaging in corrupt activities.

Tan is the latest official to fall in a graft crackdown orchestrated by President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to take down high-profile "tigers" as well as low-ranking "flies" engaged in corruption.

The statement from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection follows a notice of the expulsion of Ji Wenlin, a former vice governor of Hainan, from the Communist Party for taking "huge bribes" and committing adultery.

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