Monday, March 31, 2014

Chinese general officer charged

Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan
The United States turns out to have no monopoly on general officer courts-martial. Chinese military prosecutors have charged Lieutenant General Gu Junshan with bribery, embezzlement, misuse of state funds and abuse of power. According to the South China Morning Post, "[h]e is the highest-ranking officer to stand trial on such charges since Vice-Admiral Wang Shouye in 2006, who received a suspended death sentence for embezzlement." The unfolding case could shine a light on the administration of justice in the People's Liberation Army.

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