China: Ex-Hangzhou party chief arrested on bribery charges

China has arrested the former Communist Party boss of Hangzhou city on suspicion of taking bribes, the latest development in a case that has been linked to Mr Jack Ma’s Ant Group.

The decision to arrest Zhou Jiangyong – once the highest ranking official in the eastern city where Mr Ma’s tech company is based – was made recently, China’s top prosecutor office said on Friday (Feb 11) in a statement.

His case was being further processed, it said. Zhou was ousted from the Communist Party last month over allegations he violated official duties, took bribes and abused his power.

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