By Dawn Wang
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On Tuesday, a top executive of China Mobile, the state-owned telecommunication giant, was detained by police investigating corruption allegations. Sources from China Mobile said that four more high-level employees across China were arrested on the same day, according to China Business News. In the past four years there have been 12 top ranking China Mobile officials arrested by the authorities, leading many to ask how many more arrests are to come?
The senior executive is believed to be vice president of Tianjin Mobile, the other arrests were of staff at Guangdong Mobile and Inner Mongolia Mobile, according to Yicai.
Last year, China Mobile seemed to have learnt its lesson after multiple major corruption cases concerning subsidiary company officials. The telco moved to cut corruption by engaging in a major reshuffle of executives.
Unfortunately, the reforms did little to stop the flood of corruption inside China Mobile. Netizens and journalists alike were unsurprised by this development, pointing to the company’s long history of dodgy dealings.
[Via: Tech in Asia]