Former Fujian deputy governor Xu Gang allegedly sought illicit personal gains by meddling in construction and real estate development in his five years on the job, mainland media reported yesterday.
Xu, 56, who was also party secretary of the Fujian city of Quanzhou, is being investigated by graft-busters. He was accused in March of “seriously violating discipline and law” – a standard euphemism for corruption on the mainland.
He is the first official from Fujian province – one of President Xi Jinping’s power bases – to become ensnared in the large-scale corruption crackdown that Xi launched after coming to power in late 2012.
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