Chinese bank chief found dead in office

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The head of a major Chinese bank has been found dead in his office, state media reported on Monday.

Yin Jinbao, the Chairman of Tianjin Rural Commercial Bank, was found dead on Saturday afternoon with his wrists slit, in an apparent suicide, according to the news app Jinyun News.

A potential murder was excluded after preliminary investigations. Yin, 54, had also served as a Communist Party secretary at the bank.

A party-led discipline commission had started investigating the bank on May 2, according to the report.

China’s communist leadership under President Xi Jinping has led a sweeping anti-graft campaign, punishing more than 1.3 million officials since Jinping came to power, in 2012.

Other officials have previously committed suicide under the campaign’s pressure.

Zhang Yang, a member of the Central Military Commission, a top military leadership body, killed himself at his home in Beijing while under investigation, authorities said in November 2017.