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Xi's anti-corruption purge reaches top brass

Investigation of active Politburo member is first under Chinese leader

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Sun Zhengcai, right, chats with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang during the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing in March 2016.   © Reuters

CHONGQING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-graft campaign has ensnared for the first time a sitting member of the Communist Party's top leadership, suggesting a bold power grab by Xi ahead of a key party congress this fall.

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