October 19, 2018 / 3:16 AM / a month ago

China arrests former vice finance minister for graft

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhang Shaochun attends a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has arrested a former vice finance minister for suspected corruption, its top prosecutor said on Friday.

Zhang Shaochun has been under investigation for “serious violation of discipline and law”, the graft watchdog said, in a long-running corruption campaign under President Xi Jinping.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk

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