China Investigates Top Nuclear Official

From New York Times:

The top official of China’s civilian and military programs is being investigated for “grave violations of discipline,” a phrase often used in inquiries, the Chinese Communist Party’s disciplinary committee has announced.

The official, Kang Rixin, is the general manager and Communist Party secretary of China National Nuclear Corporation, a vast holding company that is spearheading plans to increase the nation’s capacity to generate nuclear power at least sixfold in the next decade.

Mr. Kang, 56, also is a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, the party’s senior ruling body, and sits on the same party disciplinary committee that is investigating him.

See also a report from China Daily.

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