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Tianjin city police chief under investigation by China graft watchdog

Published on Jul 20, 2014 3:31 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - The Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said on Sunday it is investigating the chief of police for the city of Tianjin, the latest high-profile official to be targeted in a government campaign to stamp out graft.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said on its website that Wu Changshun, high level municipal party official and head of the municipal public security bureau, was under investigation for "suspicion of serious disciplinary and legal violations".

It gave no more details.

China's leadership under President Xi Jinping has presided over an anti-graft campaign to shore up a ruling mandate shaken by suspicion that officials waste taxpayer money or use their positions for personal advantage.

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