Former Yunnan, Hubei vice governors prosecuted for graft

[InKunming--Yunnan]  Two of China's former vice provincial governors and a senior legislator are being prosecuted for graft amid unremitting anti-corruption efforts in the new year, China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Monday.

Shen Peiping, former vice governor of southwest China's Yunnan Province,was found taking advantage of his position to seek benefits for others and received "a huge amount" of money or gifts. He is being prosecuted by the No.1 branch of the Beijing Municipal Procuratorate for bribe taking, the SPP said.

Guo Youming, former vice governor of Hubei province in central China, is also facing prosecution for the same charges by the Nanyang city procuratorate in Henan province.

Both Shen and Guo were expelled from the Communist Party of China in August and April last year respectively.

In a separate statement, the SPP said Chen Anzhong, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress in east China, is being prosecuted for bribe taking in east China's Anhui Province.

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