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Chinese ex-military leader Guo Boxiong under graft investigation: report

Published on Aug 12, 2014 6:01 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - A former high-ranking Chinese military leader is under investigation for allegedly taking bribes, a Hong Kong-based watchdog said on Tuesday, coming on the back of the nation's much-publicised anti-corruption drive.

Mr Guo Boxiong, 72, a former vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission, is suspected of "helping others gain promotions by receiving bribes", the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in a report.

The report said the military ran on a "dual leadership" system where a person's promotion must be approved by the vice-chairmen of the commission.

"The person seeking to issue bribes must give presents to both people," the report said, without citing sources.

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