Jan 16, 2019 05:12 AM

Former Shaanxi Chief Under Graft Investigation

Zhao Zhengyong.Photo:VCG
Zhao Zhengyong.Photo:VCG

A former chief of Northwest China’s resource-rich Shaanxi province has become the latest target of the central government’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign and the first senior official to fall from grace this year.

Zhao Zhengyong, a former provincial Communist Party chief and former governor of Shaanxi who first made a name for himself in provincial law enforcement, has been placed under investigation on suspicion of “serious violations in law and discipline,” the ruling party’s top anti-graft watchdog said late Tuesday in a statement. The phrase often refers to corruption.

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