Beijing: Zhao Zhengyong, former party chief of northwest China’s Shaanxi province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over serious violations of Party disciplinary rules and laws, according to the country’s top anti-graft body.
He has been under investigation for almost one year by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
Zhao is not the only senior Shaanxi official facing punishment on the same day.
Chen Guoqiang, the province’s former deputy governor, was expelled from the Party and dismissed from public office.
The watchdog said that Chen lost his ideals and convictions, was disloyal and dishonest to the Party, played up to people of power to seek personal promotion and resisted authorities’ investigation.
Chen violated the eight-point code on Party and government conduct by accepting banquets invitation and free travels, said the statement, adding that he also sought profit for others in business operation and personnel promotion and illegally accepted huge amounts of property in return.
Chen violated the Party’s political and organisational discipline and discipline on upholding integrity, and is suspected of taking bribes, said the statement, noting that he showed no signs of restraint even after the 18th CPC National Congress.
His qualification for delegate to the 13th CPC Shaanxi Provincial Congress was terminated, it said. — China Daily/ANN
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