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China prosecutes 48 former provincial-level officials in 2016

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-09 13:17

BEIJING -- China in 2016 launched prosecution proceedings against 48 former officials of provincial level or above, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPC).

The accused include Ling Jihua and Su Rong, former vice chairmen of the country's top political advisory body, and Guo Boxiong, former top general and vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, the SPC said.

China has also launched investigations into 21 officials of provincial level or above, including Wang Min, former Communist Party of China chief of Liaoning Province; Wang Baoan, former head of the National Bureau of Statistics; and Lyu Xiwen, former Beijing deputy Party chief, it added.

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