Chinese General Charged in Graft Inquiry

March 31, 2014 7:28 PM

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Chinese General Charged in Graft Inquiry

BEIJING — The unmarked People’s Liberation Army apartment complex ensconced amid high-rises along Beijing’s East Fourth Ring Road reveals nothing extraordinary in front. But tucked in the back are three villas trimmed in a mock colonial motif, with white gridded windows and red tiled roofs.

A guard at the gate one recent afternoon said the villas were guesthouses for top visiting officers. People with high-level military ties offered further insight: The villas are among hundreds of “generals’ mansions” built by Gu Junshan, the lieutenant general at the center of what may be the bigges...

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