Ex-statis­tics chief, senior law­maker ex­pelled from CPC

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By CHI­NADAILY

Wang Baoan, former head of the Na­tional Bureau of Statis­tics, has ex­pelled from the Com­mu­nist Party of China and re­moved from pub­lic of­fice, the coun­try’s top anti-graft watch­dog said on Fri­day.

Wang, 53, was vice-min­is­ter of fi­nance be­fore he was ap­pointed as head of the bureau in April 2015, ac­cord­ing to the Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion.

He was put un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for “se­ri­ous vi­o­la­tions of dis­ci­pline” by the CCDI in Jan­uary.

On Feb 22, the State Coun­cil, China’s Cab­i­net, an­nounced that Wang was re­lieved from his post.

“With ab­so­lutely no po­lit­i­cal be­liefs, Wang chron­i­cally con­duct­ed­su­per­sti­tious­ac­tiv­i­tiesand­se­ri­ously vi­o­lated the Party’s po­lit­i­cal dis­ci­pline and rules. He also made speeches that went against the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee on key is­sues,” the com­mis­sion said.

It said he “coun­tered in­ves­ti­ga­tion” and dis­obeyed an eight-point code to cut bu­reau­cracy and main­tain close ties with the peo­ple, and vis­ited high-end ho­tels and ex­pen­sive en­ter­tain­ment venues.

Wang had taken ad­van­tage of his po­si­tion to as­sist the pro­mo­tion and re­as­sign­ment of oth­ers, fa­cil­i­tate his rel­a­tives’ eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties and had ac­cepted bribes, the com­mis­sion said.

Wang’s il­licit gains have been con­fis­cated, and crim­i­nal ev­i­dence and facts have been handed over to ju­di­ciary au­thor­i­ties, it said.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, ZhengYuzhuo, a senior leg­is­la­tor in North­east China’s Wang Baoan,

former head of the Na­tional Bureau of Statis­tics

Liaon­ing prov­ince, has been ex­pelled from the Com­mu­nist Party of China and re­moved from all pub­lic posts for cor­rup­tion charges and elec­toral fraud.

The de­ci­sion was ap­proved by the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, the Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion an­nounced on Fri­day.

It said Zheng, former deputy head of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Liaon­ing Pro­vin­cial Peo­ple’s Congress, was found to have ac­cepted bribes and been in­volved in buy­ing votes in elec­tions.

The an­nounce­ment didn’t give details.

The CCDI found that Zheng had se­ri­ously vi­o­lated Party dis­ci­pline rules. He was al­leged to have so­licited bribes, en­gaged in buy­ing votes and in­structed oth­ers to rig elec­tions.

Zheng’s case will­be­handed over to ju­di­ciary de­part­ments, ac­cord­ing­totheCCDI.

Zheng, 60, spent most of his ca­reer in trans­porta­tion and fi­nan­cial sec­tors in Liaon­ing.

former deputy head of the Liaon­ing pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­ture

Zheng Yuzhuo,

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