BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military is investigating another top officer in its widening crackdown on corruption, a woman major-general with a senior post at an army university, magazine Caixin reported Thursday.
Gao Xiaoyan, Communist Party boss of the discipline committee at the People’s Liberation Army Information Engineering University, was taken away by military investigators on Nov 27 and her house sealed off, Caixin said.
She is suspected of taking bribes related to a construction project at a military hospital, added the report, which was widely carried by Chinese news websites.
The Defence Ministry did not respond to a request for comment. It was not possible to reach Gao for comment.
Caixin said Gao joined the army in 1974 at the age of 17 and mostly held political posts during her career, becoming one of just a few women to hold such a senior position.
She has also had articles published in major state media, such as the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily and the military’s PLA Daily, it added.