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China displaced by corruption diplomat responsible for Latin America

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A senior Chinese Foreign Ministry, responsible for diplomatic relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, was suspended on corruption charges

It was officially announced that the assistant portfolio of International Relations, Minister Zhang Kunsheng hitherto largely responsible for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Foreign Ministry, has been dismissed and investigations have been initiated against him on suspicion of corruption.

Zhang, one of four assistants foreign ministers, was responsible for Latin America and the Caribbean. It was located below and Deputy Foreign Minister, according to reports. His photography and was removed from the website of the Ministry.

Chinese President Xi Jinping made the fight against corruption in politics in a priority of his mandate. Zhang is the first senior diplomat investigated for corruption.

Source: Xinhua

traslation: Belén Zapata