Ex-General Xu Caihou, who was facing investigation on suspicion of taking bribes, died of bladder cancer on Sunday, according to Xinhua. Xu, 71, was the highest-ranking military official to be swept up in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.
The former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission was expelled from the Communist Party of China in June and stripped of his title as general after he was accused of assisting in the promotion of others in exchange for generous bribes, which he accepted personally or through his family.
According to Xinhua, Xu suffered multiple organ failure and died in the hospital. Although he admitted to taking bribes, military prosecutors will drop the charges against him and will continue to process his legal gains.
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