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Coal Boss Charged With Investigating Corruption Gets Investigated for Corruption

Pei Xiping, general manager of Yangquan Coal (pictured third from left), gives a provincial official a tour of the company in August. Photo: Yangquan Coal
Pei Xiping, general manager of Yangquan Coal (pictured third from left), gives a provincial official a tour of the company in August. Photo: Yangquan Coal

In an irony befitting modern China, the general manager of a coal company was put under investigation for corruption just two days after he was tasked with monitoring graft at the firm.

Pei Xiping, the general manager of state-owned Yangquan Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd., is being probed for serious violations of party discipline — a euphemism for corruption — China’s top anti-graft watchdog said Saturday.

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