Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Former Top Chinese General Commits Suicide Over Corruption Probe

General Zhang Yang in 2014. Reuters

Daily Wire: Top Chinese general in graft probe commits suicide in Beijing

Zhang Yang suspected of serious disciplinary violations, Xinhua report says

General Zhang Yang, a former head of the powerful Central Military Commission’s (CMC) political work department, committed suicide last week, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday.

He is the most senior miliary officer to have killed himself during ongoing graft investigations targeting the People’s Liberation Army.

A source close to the former Guangzhou Military Command told the South China Morning Post Zhang, 66, had hanged himself at his home in Beijing on the morning of November 23, and the news of his death had been relayed to all five PLA theatre commands over the past few days.

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WNU Editor: This suicide is being widely reported throughout Chinese media. To serve as a warning and a deterrent.

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