The Beijing News reported that Wu Fangfang, the wife of military official Guo Zhenggang, used her husband's role to build a business empire including developments on land marked for military installations.

The revelations are the latest development in a serious military corruption scandal. Wu could not be reached for comment.

China said earlier this month that Guo Zhenggang, a deputy political commissar of the military in the eastern province of Zhejiang, was under investigation for corruption.

He had been promoted to major general in January. Guo is the son of Guo Boxiong, a former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission who is also under investigation, sources have said.

The government has not confirmed the probe. President Xi Jinping has vowed to strengthen a campaign against corruption, particularly in the military.

Sitting and retiring military officials have said graft is so pervasive it could undermine China's ability to wage war, though the country has not fought a war in decades.


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