The vice principal of a major Chinese medical university has been put under investigation for severe violations of discipline and the law, a byword for corruption, recently, one in a series of anti-corruption enforcement actions against medical institutions that have been involved in the shady trade in human organs.
Xiao Yuping was the vice principal of China Medical University, a large medical research institution in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning Province, in northeast China. The announcement of his downfall was made by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Party internal control organ, on May 12.
No details of his alleged infractions have been published, and it is unclear whether hospitals that have been involved in the human organ trade are specifically being targeted for investigation, but Xiao joins a growing number of senior medical administrators to be removed from institutions that had their fingers in a bloody business that the current leadership, under Xi Jinping, has gone some ways to publicly disclaim.
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