Senior official faces charges
Ling Jihua has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office, according to a decision made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee..
Ling is the former vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and a former senior aide to retired president Hu Jintao. He is the latest top official to fall in a graft crackdown.
Ling took advantage of his posts to seek profit for others and accepted huge bribes personally and through his family, according to a statement released late Monday after the meeting. The statement added that Ling committed adultery with a number of women and traded his power for sex.
On Dec 22, 2014, the CPC Central Committee decided to launch an investigation into Ling based on clues uncovered by the CCDI.
A couple makes their way through an underground passage flooded by a rainstorm near the railway station in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, on Tuesday. They were in a hurry to catch a train to their hometown in Jiangxi province.