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Vice Chair of China’s Xinjiang Government Arrested on Corruption Charges

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Vice Chair of China’s Xinjiang Government Arrested on Corruption Charges

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s top prosecutor’s office announced on Dec. 16 that Ren Hua, former vice chairwoman of the Xinjiang government, was arrested and would be prosecuted on bribery charges. Ren has held many important positions in Xinjiang and worked with three other former high-ranking officials who have been arrested for corruption. On Nov. 30, the Chinese regime announced that Ren was expelled from her post and the Party. Authorities accused her of corruption and “actively engaging in superstitious activities.” Ren’s last public appearance was on May 27, 2020, when she attended the Xinjiang government’s official meeting, as reported by local state-run media Xinjiang Daily. On June 1, Ren was placed under investigation by the Party’s anti-corruption agency, the National Supervision Commission. According to her official profile, Ren was born in March 1964 in Yantai city, Shandong Province. She has held official positions in Xinjiang for 34 years. In …

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