PLA Daily runs article backing decision to refer senior military official to prosecutors on suspicion of bribery

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-10 17:23:36|Editor: Yurou
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BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Soldiers and officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) support the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's decision to transfer Fang Fenghui, a member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), to the military prosecution authority on suspicion of bribery.

The decision to transfer Fang's case to military prosecutors shows the CPC Central Committee's clear attitude in ensuring full and strict governance over the Party and the military and its resolve to fight corruption with zero tolerance, said the PLA Daily in an article Wednesday.

Fang, also former chief of staff of the CMC Joint Staff Department, has been transferred to the military prosecution authority on suspicion of offering and accepting bribes, according to a decision by the CPC Central Committee released Tuesday.

"As a high-level Party and military official, Fang shook his ideals and beliefs, abandoned the purpose of the CPC, became politically degenerate, economically insatiable, and completely deviated from the Party's principles," the article said. "Fang betrayed the trust of the CPC Central Committee and the CMC and let the people down, and severely tarnished the image of the Party, the military and leading officials."

The handling of Fang's case is an important part of the efforts to eliminate the pernicious influence of Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou, former CMC vice chairmen, according to the article.