5 ex-of­fi­cials un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Su Shulin, for­mer gover­nor of Fu­jian prov­ince, has been put un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion on sus­pi­cion of ac­cept­ing bribes, the Supreme Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate an­nounced on Tues­day.

Su, also for­mer deputy chief of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Fu­jian Pro­vin­cial Com­mit­tee, was ex­pelled from the CPC and dis­missed from pub­lic of­fice on July 4 for cor­rup­tion and vi­o­lat­ing the Party’s code of con­duct.

The SPP also an­nounced an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into four other of­fi­cials sus­pected of tak­ing bribes: Yang Chongy­ong, a for­mer se­nior leg­is­la­tor in He­bei prov­ince; Wang Yincheng, for­mer pres­i­dent of Peo­ple’s In­surance Com­pany of China; Zhou Chunyu, for­mer vice-gover­nor of An­hui prov­ince; and Cai Xiyou, for­mer gen­eral man­ager of State-owned chem­i­cal maker Sinochem Group.

The five have been placed un­der “co­er­cive mea­sures”, which may in­clude sum­mons by force, bail, res­i­den­tial sur­veil­lance, de­ten­tion or ar­rest.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions into the cases are cur­rently un­der­way, ac­cord­ing to the SPP.

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