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Former senior Chinese military officer to be prosecuted for graft

BEIJING, Oct 28 – A former senior Chinese military officer accused of graft will be prosecuted in court and he has been expelled from the Communist Party and the military, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

Former senior Chinese military officer to be prosecuted for graft
Former senior Chinese military officer to be prosecuted for graft

Xu Caihou, once one of the country’s most senior officers, was court-martialed in June. He confessed he was guilty of taking “massive” bribes, Xinhua said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to target high-ranking “tigers” as well as lowly “flies” in a sprawling campaign against corruption.