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Ling Jihua

The Communist Party's top anti-graft body announced an investigation into Ling Jihua, head of the party's United Front Work Department and a deputy chairman of the CPPCC, on December 22, 2014. Ling had worked for years as the personal secretary of former President Hu Jintao and chief of the Party's General Office. Ling's expected rise to the Polituro was thwarted in 2012 after his son Ling Gu died in a scandalous car crash in Beijing. He became one of the highest-ranking party officials to fall in president Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign since latest 2012. 

Tigers and Flies: the Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign

Tigers and Flies: the Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign

Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.

The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.

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