China: Crackdown on PLA corruption targets former regional commander

Author(s): Choi Chi-yuk | Date: September 1, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.scmp.com/ | URL: http://goo.gl/I8fPwm | Type: Text

General Zhang Ming under investigation as President Xi Jinping’s battle against graft in the military continues.The top officer overseeing operations in the former Jinan military command is being investigated for corruption as part of a crackdown on senior figures in the People’s Liberation Army, according to a media report.
Major General Zhang Ming, the chief of staff with the Jinan command before it was dissolved in January, resigned as a delegate to the National People’s Congress (NPC) in early July.
Zhang tendered his resignation after he was found to be in violation of Communist Party discipline and state law, a well known euphemism for corruption, said Thepaper.cn citing a report from the NPC.

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