Oct 28, 2020 04:25 AM

Four Senior Figures in Inner Mongolia Under Graft Probe

What’s New: The Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog in Inner Mongolia disclosed investigations Tuesday of four current and former officials in the government of the autonomous region in northern China.

In a rare move, the Inner Mongolia branch of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) issued four consecutive statements regarding probes of two current and two retired officials in the regional government, citing “serious violations in law and discipline.”

The graft buster didn’t elaborate on the allegations against each official, but the phrase often refers to corruption.

More to know: The targets of the CCDI investigation include Li Cai, chairman of the top political advisory body in Hulunbuir, and Wang Junfeng, director of the regional government’s emergency management department.

Li, 58, was appointed to the post in 2016 after serving as Hulunbuir’s vice mayor. Wang, 56, took office in 2018 after years spent in the region’s work safety supervisory system.

The investigation also targeted Su He, former chief of Inner Mongolia’s state asset administration, and Xu Huhe, former law enforcement chief of the region. Su and Xu retired in 2018.

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