Latest News Wires Aide to former Chinese president under investigation

Ling Jihua had served as head of the Communist Party's general office, which gave him influence over key personnel arrangements.

By , Associated Press

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The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power.