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General investigated for graft

(China Daily) Updated: 2016-07-11 09:07

General Tian Xiusi, 66, former political commissar in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, has been placed under investigation on suspicion of serious violations of discipline.

A military anti-graft department is looking into his case and will investigate suspected violations of Party regulations, according to, a news website affiliated with the PLA.

No detailed information about his case was available.

His wife and his secretary have also been placed under investigation, according to a report published on

The report said Tian is the third general in the PLA to be investigated since the nationwide anti-corruption campaign started in late 2012.

Tian began his military career in the Military Area Command in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in 1968. He started as a soldier and worked his way up to deputy political commissar of the military region in 1999.

He was promoted to political commissar of the Xinjiang Military Area Command in 2005.

He worked as the political commissar of the Chendu Military Area Command from 2009 to 2012 and as political commissar of the Air Force until 2015.

He was appointed as the deputy head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress after he retired from the military in August 2015.

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