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2014 year-end: Corruption crackdown

( Updated: 2014-12-31 14:02

2014 year-end: Corruption crackdown

Military top brass not spared in cleanup

Senior officers of the People's Liberation Army suspected of wrongdoing have not been spared during the country's anti-graft drive.

For many observers, the past year might also have seemed like a major cleanup of the armed forces as part of the top leadership's effort to ensure a combat-ready military. Former top brass netted in the crackdown include:

Xu Caihou, 71, retired general and former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission

As one of the most powerful officials in the PLA, Xu was found to have taken advantage of his position to assist the promotion of others, accepting huge bribes personally and through his family, and to have sought profits for others in exchange for bribes, according to military investigators. [Full story]

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