Corruption Probe in Shanghai Expands – Alexa Olesen
A corruption probe that brought down Shanghai’s top leader is progressing further, and others might be implicated, a Communist Party anti-graft official said Tuesday.
Chen Liangyu’s ouster as Shanghai party secretary Monday was the highest-level purge in a decade and comes amid moves by President Hu Jintao to consolidate his power.
State newspapers splashed the case across their front pages on Tuesday, carrying a dispatch from the official Xinhua News Agency under identical headlines: “Comrade Chen Liangyu Under Investigation for Serious Violations of Party Discipline.” [Full Text]
Related articles: “Shanghai Probe May Implicate Others” from AP; “Chinese Officials Vow to Press Political Shake-Up, Saying Corruption Is Focus” from New York Times; and “Anti-graft storm rages through China” from Xinhua.