China graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

January 16, 2015 7:43 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China is investigating one of its top spy chiefs for corruption, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, signaling that the boldest crackdown on corruption in decades has spilled over into its powerful intelligence apparatus.

Ma Jian, a vice minister at China's Ministry of State Security, is the most senior security official to be investigated since former domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang was ensnared in a graft scandal last July.

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