China Probes Ex-President Hu’s Aide on Corruption Allegations

December 22, 2014 1:52 PM

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China’s anti-graft watchdog announced a probe of a former aide to retired Chinese President Hu Jintao, as the Communist Party pushes ahead with a campaign to root out graft that’s brought down several high-level officials.

Ling Jihua, 58, a vice chairman of China’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is under investigation for alleged serious disciplinary violations, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement.

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