China’s army logistics firm faces allegations of fraud

PLA military officials have launched a probe into an army logistics company that allegedly received billions of dollars in bribes from China in the past, according to local media.

The Beijing Evening News said on Sunday that the army’s logistics unit, which is responsible for logistics and other military operations in the northern region of Xinjiang, had received millions of dollars from Chinese officials.

A spokesman for the army, who declined to be identified, said the probe would be conducted by an internal committee.

China has long been criticized by human rights groups and foreign governments for its use of forced labour and forced recruitment, and has often been accused of failing to prevent ethnic violence.

China, which has suffered an exodus of Uighur Muslims from the restive region, has been under pressure to address the issue of repression and abuse of migrant workers.