Ex-military chief of staff under graft investigation

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/9 23:18:39

Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and former chief of staff of the CMC Joint Staff Department, has been transferred to the military prosecution authority on suspicion of offering and accepting bribes, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.

The transfer was made upon approval of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Fang was also a former member of the CPC Central Military Commission.

Fang was born in 1951 in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. He joined the People's Liberation Army in 1968 and became a CPC member in 1975.

Fang was the director of the military parade for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 2009.

Fang was promoted to chief of staff of the CMC Joint Staff Department in 2012 at the age of 61.

The last time Fang appeared in the news was on August 21, 2017, when he met with a Thai military commander, which was reported on the website of the Ministry of National Defense.

Global Times

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