A top Chinese leader, elected to the powerful 25 member Politburo of the
ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) in November last, is under investigation
for corruption, a media report said today.
Li Jianguo, 67, who is also the Vice Chairman of China's legislature, the
National People's Congress (NPC) besides being the member of the Politburo, is
being investigated for corruption, Hong Kong-based Ming Pao newspaper reported.
If confirmed, Li would be the highest ranking member of the CPC to be facing
Following the probe, he was admitted to a Beijing military hospital due to
"psychological stress", the daily reported. He has not yet been formally
charged, it said.
There is no official confirmation yet in this case.
Ever since the 18th Congress of the CPC which elected new leadership, the party
leaders have been openly admitting that corruption has become menace threatening
Party's 64-year-old hold over power.
New Leader of the CPC, Xi Jinping 59, has said that rot had set in party's
echelons, and reminded the Party men of "cyclical rise and fall of rulers" in
He said anti-corruption efforts should target low ranking "flies" and high
In the recent weeks Chinese official media was full of reports of crackdown on
corrupt officials at various levels and some reports said that large number of
officials was disposing of their assets to avoid investigations.
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