BEIJING – The mayor of the major eastern China city of Nanjing is under investigation for corruption, a high-level target in a continuing anti-graft campaign.
The Communist Party's corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said Thursday that Ji Jianye has been placed under investigation for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. The term is a euphemism for bribery, embezzlement and other forms of corruption.
Ji's position is equivalent to that of a vice minister, making him one of the highest-ranking targets of the anti-corruption drive pushed by newly installed party chief and President Xi Jinping.
Such investigations often last months before the subject is sent for criminal prosecution and a court trial resulting in an almost certain guilty verdict.