The Straits Times
Published on Jan 27, 2013

Paper says Chinese anti-corruption drive nets Politburo member


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.