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Governor of economically vital Chinese province of Fujian under investigation for corruption


BEIJING — Chinese investigators say the governor of the economically vital eastern province of Fujian has been placed under investigation.

The ruling Communist Party's corruption watchdog body said Su Shulin is suspected of "serious violations of discipline." No details were given, although the term usually applies to accusations of corruption.

Su took over as Fujian governor in 2011 after spending most of his career in the oil industry that has been a major target of anti-corruption investigators. A former member of the ruling party's inner circle, Zhou Yongkang, who held key positions in the state oil sector, was sentenced to life in prison in June for corruption and other crimes.

President Xi Jinping is pursuing a wide-ranging crackdown on corruption targeting senior officials as well as lower-level violators.

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