Beijing’s deputy Party chief Lyu Xiwen is under investigation for suspected “serious disciplinary violations”, becoming the first high-ranking official in the capital under probe since the 18th Party Congress in 2012, the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on Wednesday.
Lyu, born in 1955, ranks third in the CPC Beijing Committee after Beijing’s Party chief, Guo Jinlong, and its mayor, Wang Anshun. She is the third high-ranking female official to be investigated on suspicion of corruption since 2012.
Beijing is the last provincial-level region on the Chinese mainland to find allegedly corrupt top officials since the 18th Party Congress.
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