China appoints new cyberspace watchdog head after ex-chief charged with bribery

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/8/1 18:38:39

The website of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission announced Tuesday the appointment of Zhuang Rongwen as its new head.

Zhuang's appointment came after reports that Lu Wei was charged with bribery on Monday.

Lu took advantage of his positions by receiving huge amounts of cash and merchandise from others and sought benefits for them, according to a statement from the Supreme People's Procuratorate. 

Zhuang was appointed the head of the office at a meeting on Tuesday.

Zhuang, 57, was born in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian Province. He worked in several departments in Fujian before becoming deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

The Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission named a new deputy head in July. Liu Liehong, 49, was general manager of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation before joining the cyberspace authority.

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