China probes top air force official for graft

China is probing a retired top air force general on suspicion of graft, media said, the latest high-ranking official brought low by the country’s much-publicised anti-corruption campaign. Tian Xiusi, formerly the air force’s political commissar, was “placed under investigation for serious disciplinary violations”, www.81cn.com, an official news site affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army, said at the weekend. Since coming to power, China’s President Xi Jinping has moved to ensure the ruling Communist Party’s control over the military and loyalty in its ranks.

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