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Chief of China's Statistics Bureau under investigation

Published 26/01/2016 | 15:01

China has cut interest rates in an attempt to boost its slowing economy
China has cut interest rates in an attempt to boost its slowing economy

The head of China's Statistics Bureau is being investigated for alleged discipline violation, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said on Tuesday.

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The official, Wang Baoan, is "suspected of serious violation of discipline", the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement on its website.

It did not provide details. In the past, use of such wording about violations has generally referred to corruption.

Reuters

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