China probes Yunnan senior official for corruption

March 15, 2015 12:24 PM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior official in China's southwestern province of Yunnan is being investigated for "violating party discipline", the Communist Party said on Sunday, employing its usual euphemism for corruption.

After taking over as party and military chief in late 2012, President Xi Jinping declared war on corruption at all levels in China, vowing to go after powerful "tigers" and lowly "flies". Scores of senior officials have been brought down by the campaign, including former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

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