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Four Chinese officials under investigation for graft

2014-11-14 08:52 Xinhua Web Editor: Gu Liping

Four Chinese local officials have been placed under "coercive measures" and investigated by prosecutors for bribery, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Thursday.

Feng Lixiang, former secretary of the Communist Party of China committee of the City of Datong in north China's Shanxi Province, is being investigated for bribery and taking bribes.

According to China's criminal procedure law, coercive measures include summons by force, bail, residential surveillance, detention and arrest. The statement did not specify which measures have been taken so far.

The other three, namely Li Xinquan, former head of the provincial radio and television station in central China's Henan Province, Luo Weizhong, general manager of the international trade group under the China National Offshore Oil Corporation Gas & Power Group, and Lu Yunfei, vice mayor of Lianyungang in east China's Jiangsu Province, are being investigated for taking bribes.

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