China investigates senior Xinjiang security official for graft

December 1, 2014 4:33 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Prosecutors have begun an investigation into a former senior security official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang for suspected abuse of power and corruption, the government said on Monday.

Li Yanming had been Communist Party chief of the Xinjiang Police College, which trains public security officials, and a member of the region's Public Security Department until the party opened the investigation in May.

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