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China probes eight high-ranking officials for graft last year

2010-03-11 15:16 BJT

Special Report: 2010 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- China's procuratorate conducted graft probes against 2,670 officials above county level last year, including eight at the provincial or ministerial level, according to a report to be delivered at the annual session of the parliament Thursday.

The eight high-ranking officials include Huang Songyou, former vice president of the Supreme People's Court and Wang Yi, former vice president of the state-run China Development Bank.

Also on the list are Chen Shaoji, former top political advisor of southern Guangdong Province, and Wang Huayuan, a former provincial official in eastern Zhejiang Province.

China's Prosecutor-General Cao Jianming is to deliver the report on the work of the Supreme People's Procuratorate to nearly 3,000 lawmakers at the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua