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China Ex-Housing Official Probed for Corruption, Xinhua Reports

A former Chinese housing official is under investigation after allegations that his family owned 29 apartments were corroborated by the district government, the Xinhua News Agency reported late yesterday.

Prosecutors in Zhengzhou, capital of central Henan province, will investigate Zhai Zhenfeng, the former director of the housing administration bureau in the city’s Erqi district, Xinhua said. The allegations, from a whistle-blower, were first posted on a microblog last week, the agency said.