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Top Military Official Commits Suicide Over Corruption Allegation

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A top General in the military has reportedly committed suicide over corruption allegations leveled against him.

The former member of China’s top military body was reported to have killed himself on November 23 making him the highest-ranking official to commit suicide during Chinese, President Xi Jinping’s five-year-old anti-graft campaign.
The General, Zhang Yang, 66, was reported to have hung himself at his Beijing home while under investigation.
Bloomberg reports that the military in reaction to the suicide of the General spoke through its official mouthpiece, the People’s Liberation Army Daily, criticized Zhang’s death.
The commentary released on Tuesday reads: “Zhang Yang committed suicide for fear of punishment! The once-powerful general ended his life in such a shameful way.”
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