China: China investigates former aide of Vice-President Wang Qishan for alleged corruption

A senior Chinese government inspector, a long-time colleague of Vice-President Wang Qishan including when the latter was President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft tsar, has been placed under a corruption probe, it was announced on Friday.

Dong Hong, who himself is a former senior disciplinary inspector for the central government, was under investigation for “suspected serious violation of laws and party rules”, according to a terse statement by the National Supervisory Commission (NSC), the country’s top anti-graft watchdog.

Dong was one of the group leaders of central inspection groups during Xi’s first term when Wang was head of the powerful anti-corruption agency the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection (CCDI) and spearheaded Xi’s unprecedented anti-graft drive. The CCDI later expanded to become a corruption super-watchdog, the NSC.

The original full article can be found at scmp.com

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