Li Jianguo, vice-chairman of the National People’s Congress, is reportedly under investigation for disciplinary violations, the highest-ranking official to face allegations of misconduct since new Party Secretary Xi Jinping launched an anti-corruption campaign at the end of 2012, The Telegraph reported, citing a report from Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao. Li reportedly admitted himself to a hospital in Beijing suffering from “psychological stress” brought on by the investigation. Li, the former Shaanxi Province party secretary, does not yet face any concrete charges. The news of the investigation into Li comes as a report in a Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao said that Bo Xilai, the disgraced former leader of Chongqing, would be put on trial starting Monday for corruption and assisted murder.
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