Xu Caihou, China's Former High-Ranking Military Officer Facing Corruption Probe, Dies Of Cancer

March 16, 2015 7:11 AM

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Xu Caihou, China's Former High-Ranking Military Officer Facing Corruption Probe, Dies Of Cancer

Xu Caihou, the Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, who was being investigated by authorities for taking bribes and brokering promotions, died Sunday due to cancer. Military prosecutors decided not to sue Xu anymore, although they would have to deal with his illegal gains, Xinhua reported, citing a statement from the military procuratorate.

Xu died of advanced bladder cancer, which had spread throughout his body, leading to multiple organ failure, the Associated Press reported, citing Xinhua. The former official was expelled from the party in June and his rank as a general was revoked. Last year, officials announced that Xu was sufferi...

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