China investigates Nanjing city chief for graft

January 4, 2015 2:16 PM

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is investigating the Communist Party chief of the major eastern city of Nanjing, the country's corruption watchdog said in a statement on Sunday, as the country's corruption crackdown drags in a growing number of top officials.

Yang Weide, Nanjing's top official, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of party disciplines and laws, Beijing's usual euphemism for graft, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on its website.

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