The chairman of China Telecom Corp. has been detained over “severe disciplinary violations”, according to a short statement posted Sunday by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Chang Xiaobing became the chairman of China’s third largest mobile operator in August. He had previously served as chairman of the second largest operator, China Unicom, according to the CCDI.

Mr Chang, 58,  is the latest in a series of senior figures that have been targeted as part of President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption within the Communist Party and state owned enterprises.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com