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Tianjin's police chief under investigation

China Daily/Asia New Network-- Chinese authorities are investigating the police chief in Tianjin municipality for serious violations of Party discipline and laws, making him the city's third police chief to be investigated in eight years.

Wu Changshun, vice-chairman of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and director of the city's public security bureau, became the 18th ministerial-level official to be placed under investigation this year, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China on Sunday.

The 60-year-old is a 44-year veteran of the city's police force and began his career in law enforcement as a traffic officer. He became head of the police traffic administration in 2003 before his promotion to Tianjin police chief later that year.

Wu is the latest senior official to be exposed by the Communist Party of China's fight against corruption. Since the new Party leadership, led by General-Secretary Xi Jinping, was formed in 2012, 36 ministerial-level officials have been charged with corruption and placed under investigation.

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