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Chinese Authorities Investigate China Telecom

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FILE - China Telecom's booth during the third day of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong, Dec. 6, 2006.

FILE - China Telecom's booth during the third day of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong, Dec. 6, 2006.

The head of one of China's largest telecommunications companies is under investigation on suspicion of corruption.

A posting on the website of the ruling party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said Chang Ziaobing, chair of China Telecom, was being investigated for "severely disciplinary violations".

No details were given on the specifics of the suspected infractions.

Chang was appointed to the head of China Telecom in August, having previously chaired China Unicom, another state-owned telecommunications agency.

Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a wide reaching anti-corruption campaign shortly after taking office in 2013.

A number of business leaders, communist partly officials and military leaders have been caught up in the official investigations.

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