Arts group head un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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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.

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