Chang Wanquan’s retirement benefits have been ‘downgraded’. Photo: EPA-EFE

Former China defence minister Chang Wanquan ‘given military demotion over link to corruption case’

  • Chang was close to disgraced former Central Military Commission vice-chairmen Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou, source says
  • Demotion could be seen as light treatment that would give the 70-year-old an easy retirement, according to another source
Topic |   Corruption in China

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Chang Wanquan’s retirement benefits have been ‘downgraded’. Photo: EPA-EFE
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President Xi Jinping and former PLA chief of joint staff Fang Fenghui ahead of a meeting in Beijing in 2017. Fang was jailed for life in February for taking bribes. Photo: Reuters

China’s military demotes over 70 senior officers ‘for bribing Fang Fenghui’

  • At least one general and two lieutenant generals on the list of those punished for links to jailed former chief of joint staff, according to sources
  • They were ‘found guilty of offering bribes in exchange for promotions’
Topic |   China military

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President Xi Jinping and former PLA chief of joint staff Fang Fenghui ahead of a meeting in Beijing in 2017. Fang was jailed for life in February for taking bribes. Photo: Reuters
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