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Huang Xing­guo, for­mer mayor of Tian­jin, has been ex­pelled fromtheCom­mu­nist Party of China and dis­missed frompub­lic of­fice.

Huang, 62, se­verely vi­o­lated po­lit­i­cal dis­ci­pline and the code of con­duct of the Party, and broke laws, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued onWed­nes­day by theCen­tralCom­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion, the coun­try's top anti­graft au­thor­ity.

The state­ment out­lined a litany of vi­o­la­tions on Huang's part, in­clud­ing pro­mot­ing of­fi­cials counter to reg­u­la­tions, prof­it­ing from­grant­ing gov­ern­ment po­si­tions, abus­ing power to reap large ben­e­fits and al­low­ing his fam­i­ly­mem­bers to use his in­flu­ence for profit.

Huang vi­o­lated gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions on of­fi­cials' over­seas vis­its by tak­ing un­nec­es­sar­ily large num­bers of peo­ple with him as an en­tourage dur­ing his vis­its to for­eign coun­ties, which is a rel­a­tively new ac­cu­sa­tion for a CCDI dis­ci­plinary state­ment.

In Septem­ber, hewas placed un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion on sus­pi­cion of vi­o­lat­ing Party dis­ci­pline and laws.

His case will be trans­ferred to the ju­di­ciary, the state­ment said.

Huang had spent­most of his ca­reer in Zhe­jiang prov­ince, in­clud­ing serv­ing as deputy gov­er­nor of the prov­ince in 1998 and top of­fi­cial in Ningbo fromthe end of 1998 to Novem­ber 2003.

Hewas ap­pointed deputy Party chief and deputy mayor of Tian­jin in Novem­ber 2003.

Huang­was pro­moted to mayor in Jan­uary 2008 and act­ing Party chief of the city in­De­cem­ber 2014.

Huang Xing­guo

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