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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Fox News reports: China refers 2 ranking officers to prosecutors amid military anti-corruption drive
BEIJING – China's
military has referred two ranking officers to prosecutors amid a continuing
crackdown on corruption in the armed forces.
Tie and Liu Zhanqi were placed under investigation in November and their cases
forwarded to prosecutors last month, the Defense Ministry said in a brief
had been head of the provincial military command in Heilongjiang in China's
northeast, while Liu had been transportation chief for the paramilitary
People's Armed Police, a sprawling body with broad responsibilities for
internal security, disaster relief and other duties.
investigations have focused on embezzlement and bribery in the housing
construction and logistics divisions, where generous funding and lax supervision
have created ample opportunities for corruption.
has accompanied a new emphasis on welfare for the 2.3 million-member armed
forces, with a substantial chunk of the annual double-digit percentage
increases in defense spending going to salaries, benefits and other welfare for
with the selling of ranks and positions, the diversion of military funds into
private hands is believed to have dealt a strong negative effect on morale,
discipline and combat preparedness in the world's largest standing military.
campaign against military corruption kicked off with an investigation into the
People's Liberation Army's former head of logistics, Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan, who
allegedly amassed a jaw-dropping fortune through embezzlement, kickbacks and
the selling of favors.
has yet to go to trial, while the military's former second-highest ranking
general, Xu Caihou, died of cancer in March while under investigation on
suspicion of taking bribes and brokering promotions.
Xi Jinping, who is also head of the armed forces, has made the crackdown on
military corruption a centerpiece of his sweeping drive against graft in the
government and ruling Communist Party.
Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/16/china-refers-2-ranking-officers-to-prosecutors-amid-military-anti-corruption/