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China Investigating Nanjing Mayor for Corruption

The mayor of the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing is the latest target in the Communist Party's high-profile crackdown on official corruption. A party statement Thursday said Ji Jianye is under investigation for severe violations of discipline and law, which usually refers to graft. The statement did not offer details. The People's Daily, the party's official mouthpiece, reported that Ji was known to award lucrative development contracts to friends. It said the case against him may ...

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