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Xi ramps up purge of former military-industrial chiefs

Anti-corruption campaign picks up ahead of next year's party congress

A picture of Chinese President Xi is seen behind soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army at a military base in Beijing.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has been targeting former and sitting executives in the country's military-industrial complex, including those involved in the country's nuclear program and the development of aircraft carriers, under his anti-corruption campaign.

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