Se­nior of­fi­cial de­moted for dis­ci­plinary vi­o­la­tions

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By ZHANG YAN zhangyan1@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Zhang Xiwu, for­mer deputy head of China’s State-owned as­sets su­per­vi­sory author­ity, has been de­moted for “se­ri­ous dis­ci­plinary vi­o­la­tions”, the coun­try’s top anti-graft author­ity an­nounced on Mon­day.

Zhang, 59, has been re­moved from his po­si­tion as deputy head of the State-owned As­sets Su­per­vi­sion and Ad­min­is­tra­tion Com­mis­sion of the State Coun­cil and from his Party po­si­tions, and has been de­moted to a bu­reau-level, non-lead­er­ship post, ac­cord­ing to the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion.

The CCDI said he will no longer serve as a del­e­gate to the 18th CPC Na­tional Congress and his ill-got­ten gains will be con­fis­cated.

Zhang, also for­mer deputy sec­re­tary of the SASAC CPC Com­mit­tee, se­ri­ously vi­o­lated the Party’s code of con­duct and rel­e­vant rules in­volv­ing can­vass­ing for his elec­tion, and in­quired about in­for­ma­tion re­lated to inspections over al­leged graft is­sues, ac­cord­ing to the CCDI.

The CCDI said he failed to per­form his du­ties in run­ning the Party strictly, while ob­struct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into him.

He was also found to have abused his power to gain ben­e­fits for his fam­ily mem­bers in terms of jobs pro­mo­tions, and car­ried out prof­itable ac­tiv­i­ties.

Be­tween 2003 and 2017, Zhang served as the deputy general man­ager and man­ager as well as chair­man and Party chief of Shen­hua Group — a na­tional coal and elec­tric­ity gi­ant — be­fore be­ing pro­moted to the post of deputy head of the SASAC.

Since Novem­ber 2012, when the new lead­er­ship took of­fice, the coun­try has con­ducted a sweep­ing drive to fight against “tigers” and “flies”, re­fer­ring to high-rank­ing and low-rank­ing of­fi­cials.

Ac­cord­ing to the top anti­graft watch­dog, more than 150 high-rank­ing of­fi­cials at min­is­te­rial level or above have been probed for al­leged graft, in­clud­ing Zhou Yongkang, who was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment in June 2015.

ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY

Stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence an in­ter­ac­tive vir­tual re­al­ity pro­gram in Bei­jing on Mon­day. About 20 over­seas stu­dents are tak­ing part in a two-day tour of some of Bei­jing’s most in­no­va­tive com­pa­nies to dis­cover the lat­est tech­nol­ogy.

Zhang Xiwu

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