BEIJING – China's ruling Communist Party says a vice governor of the southern island province of Hainan is under investigation for serious violations, an apparent reference to corruption.
Ji Wenlin is the latest high-ranking official to face investigation since party leader and President Xi Jinping launched an anti-corruption campaign.
The party's disciplinary body said in a one-line statement Tuesday that Ji is suspected of serious violations of regulations and the law. That's almost always a reference to accepting bribes and kickbacks, providing unauthorized favors, and other forms of personal malfeasance.
The statement said Ji was under investigation, but gave no details.
Ji is also the latest implicated official with connections to powerful former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang, currently the subject of a rumored investigation.