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A corruption investigation into a deputy Chinese sports minister who had sat on the country’s Olympic committee will not impact Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said last week that Xiao Tian, a deputy head of China’s General Administration of Sport, is being probed for suspected “serious breaches of discipline and the law”, the usual euphemism for corruption.
Wang Hui, spokeswoman for the Beijing 2022 bid team, told reporters that China was committed to holding a “clean Olympics” and that Xiao’s investigation showed the “vigor” of the government’s ongoing anti-corruption campaign.
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