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Ministerial-level officials in corruption probes

By Yang Jian (Shanghai Daily)

15:55, March 12, 2012

Cao Jianming -- China's Procurator-General(Photo from Shanghai Daily)

Seven ministerial-level officials were investigated for suspected embezzlement or bribery in China last year, the country's procurator-general said yesterday.

"Prosecutors nationwide investigated a total of 2,524 officials above county head-level, with 198 at prefectural level and seven at provincial or ministerial level," Cao Jianming, China's procurator-general, said in a work report at the annual session of the National People's Congress.

The most famous case was that of former Railway Minister Liu Zhijun, who was sacked last February and then detained amid a graft probe that involved a series of railway projects. The State Council has said Liu should also be held responsible for the bullet train crash last July that killed 40 people in the eastern city of Wenzhou.

In another case, Tian Xueren, former executive vice governor of Jilin Province in northeast China, was under investigation late last year for alleged violations.

Others include Wu Zhiming, former secretary general of the government of Jiangxi Province and Huang Sheng, deputy governor of Shandong Province. Both were sacked and investigated for corruption. Online posts claimed Huang took bribes of US$9 billion, kept 46 mistresses and owned 46 properties.

In January, Zhou Zhenhong, chief of the United Front Work Department of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, was removed from his post for serious violations of Party discipline.

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