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China’s Former Internet Tsar Caught in Anti-Graft Net

Lu Wei (right) meets Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, during a trip to the United States in 2014. Photo: Xinhua
Lu Wei (right) meets Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, during a trip to the United States in 2014. Photo: Xinhua

A prominent communist party official who previously headed the country’s powerful cyber security apparatus has been put under investigation for alleged corruption, according to a statement by the party’s top anti-graft agency on Tuesday.

Lu Wei, a deputy director of the party’s Publicity Department, is under investigation for “serious violations of party discipline,” a party euphemism for corruption, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said Tuesday. The statement didn’t elaborate on the nature or extent of his alleged irregularities.

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