China investigates provincial environment official for graft

March 20, 2015 6:57 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The former environment chief in China's coal-rich northern Shanxi province is being investigated, the country's anti-graft watchdog said, the latest official to come under suspicion in a broad crackdown on corruption.

President Xi Jinping has spent the past two years waging war on corruption, saying it threatens the survival of the ruling Communist Party. Scores of senior officials in the party, the government, the military and state-owned enterprises have been brought down by the campaign.

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