China province says graft probes leaves 300 jobs empty

March 24, 2015 10:05 AM

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China province says graft probes leaves 300 jobs empty

BEIJING (Reuters) - A sweeping graft probe in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi has left the government with almost 300 jobs to fill, including several senior positions, state media said on Tuesday, giving details of the practical impact of the investigations.

Coal-rich Shanxi has emerged as one of the front lines in President Xi Jinping's battle against deep-seated graft, with Vice Premier Ma Kai earlier this month describing the problem there as "like a cancer".

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