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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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.