China: China’s deputy public security minister faces corruption probe

The Chinese deputy public security minister whose responsibilities include Hong Kong affairs has been placed under investigation by China’s main anti-corruption body.

Sunday’s announcement that Sun Lijun was under investigation for “serious violations of discipline and the law”, an indication of corruption, is the latest shake-up inside the country’s security apparatus.

It follows the disappearance of former Interpol president Meng Hongwei on a trip back to China in 2018. Meng, who was also a deputy security minister, was jailed for 13 years for corruption in January.

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