Chinese party official investigated for serious disciplinary violation

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Ling Jihua In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, is seen as Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a document after attending the closing ceremony of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The top aide to former Chinese President Hu has been placed under investigation for disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

BEIJING — Ling Jihua, a senior Party official and national political advisor, is now under investigation for “suspected serious disciplinary violation”.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced the investigation in a brief statement on Monday.

Ling is vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Report compiled with information from Xinhua.