China: In a First, Two Former Defence Ministers to Be Tried for Corruption, Expelled from Communist Party


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Two former Chinese defence ministers, Wei Fenghe and his successor Li Shangfu, who worked under President Xi Jinping’s watch were on Thursday expelled from the ruling Communist Party and are set to be prosecuted in what was regarded as the worst scandal to hit the People’s Liberation Army. The Communist Party headed by Xi, has expelled Gen. Wei, 70, and Gen. Li, 66, for alleged corruption and launched prosecution proceedings against them after investigations reportedly found both of them indulged in corruption, separate official announcements said. The year 2023 will also go down as the worst year for Chinese ministers...