Senior Chinese diplomat sacked for corruption

January 2, 2015 4:21 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese diplomat has been sacked and is under investigation for suspected corruption, the foreign ministry said on Friday, the first time a top diplomat has fallen victim to a sweeping campaign against graft.

Zhang Kunsheng is no long an assistant foreign minister as he was "suspected of violating discipline and is being investigated", the ministry said in a brief statement, using the usual euphemism for corruption. It provided no other details.

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