Senior China official dealing with Taiwan probed for graft

Date: 19/01
By: Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie

BEIJING (Reuters) – A deputy head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office is

Gong Qinggai

Gong Qinggai

being investigated for suspected “serious discipline violations”, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday, using the normal euphemism for corruption.

The brief statement from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection gave no other details of the probe into Gong Qinggai.

Taiwan is a highly sensitive issue for Beijing.

China considers self-ruled Taiwan, which voted in a new president and parliament on Saturday, a wayward province, to be brought under Beijing’s control by force if needed. Defeated Nationalist forces fled there in 1949 at the end of a civil war.     [FULL  STORY]

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