Arts group head under investigation
China’s anti-graft watchdog placed the top executive of a State-owned arts group under investigation as the national campaign against corruption turned its focus to the country’s entertainment industry.
Gu Xin, 59, chairman and general manager of the China Oriental Performing Art Group, is suspected of “serious violations of Party discipline and laws”, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said.
The singer and conductor was the first high-ranking executive in the entertainment business to be investigated in the anti-graft campaign.
Until the investigation of Gu was announced, most cases in the entertainment industry involved the hiring of officials’ mistresses.