Former Xinjiang official under investigation, anti-corruption bodies say

Ren Hua, former deputy chairwoman of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, has been placed under investigation for serious violations of discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body announced on Monday evening.

The Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission said they are investigating Ren's case.

Ren, 56, became chairwoman of the region in January 2018 while still serving as deputy Party chief of the Department of Culture of Xinjiang and deputy director of the CPC Xinjiang regional committee's publicity department. She was also made Party chief of the Department of Education of Xinjiang in August 2018.

According to the press release from the regional government's official website, she took part in a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Xinjiang regional People's Congress on May 12.