Reports Say Senior Chinese Official Commits Suicide – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters, via News.Scotmans.com:

A senior Chinese official has committed after coming under investigation for economic crimes, overseas media reported on Friday, one of the highest-ranking officials to kill himself in three decades.

Two government sources told Reuters Song Pingshun had died but declined to provide further details. He was 61.

Song, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in the northern port city of Tianjin, was found dead on Wednesday after jumping from Tianjin’s building, Hong Kong’s Chinese-language Ming Pao newspaper said.
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