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Top China varsity official held for corruption

President Xi Jinping has launched a sweeping crackdown on corruption since taking power.

Written by Reuters | Beijing |
December 26, 2013 2:30:35 am

China has arrested a vice president of a prestigious university for suspected corruption,state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

President Xi Jinping has launched a sweeping crackdown on corruption since taking power,pursuing high-flying “tigers” as well as lowly “flies” in the government,military,state-owned enterprises,and now in universities.

Xinhua said on its official microblog that Chu Jian,appointed vice president of Zhejiang University in the eastern city of Hangzhou in 2005,had been arrested for “suspected economic problems”,a euphemism for corruption.

Chu,an engineering professor,was in charge of several businesses run by the university,and also ran a technology company based in Hangzhou,according to the university website.

Last week,An Xiaoyu,vice president of Sichuan University in the southwest,was placed under investigation for suspected serious discipline violations,another euphemism for corruption. An was responsible for the university’s infrastructure construction. Last month,authorities began investigating Cai Rongsheng,the head of admissions at Beijing’s elite Renmin University,also for suspected corruption.

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