Xu Caihou takes 'extremely large' bribes

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Hong-Kong based news magazine "Phoenix Weekly" reports that Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, had over one ton of illegal cash in his home in Beijing.

More than 100 kilograms of jade and numerous antique calligraphies and paintings dated from the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties were also found. There was so much treasure it took a dozen trucks to haul it all away.

Xu Caihou confessed last month to taking bribes, and the filing of the case against him is underway.

Xu was found to have taken advantage of his position in the military to assist the promotions of others.

He admits to taking bribes personally and through family members.

The Communist Party of China Central Committee expelled Xu from the Party and handed his case to prosecutors in June, during a meeting presided over by President Xi Jinping. Xu had been under investigation since March.

Xu has since been discharged from military service with his rank of general revoked.

China is carrying out a fierce nationwide anti-corruption campaign. The campaign has swept through military and civilian sectors, central and local governments, state-owned enterprises and public institutions.

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