Several officials netted as graft crackdown renewed in wake of plenum

Source:Global Times Published: 2013-11-19 23:18:01

Several senior officials and executives at State-owned enterprises were revealed on Tuesday to have been sacked or placed under investigation, in what is being heralded as a new wave of anti-graft crackdowns after the recently concluded Third Plenary Session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Chen Baihuai, former vice-chairman of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, has been placed under disciplinary investigation, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Lin Xiushan, deputy director of the Organization Department of the CPC Heilongjiang Provincial Committee, was removed from his post. Lin was also stripped of his two other positions as Party chief and deputy director of the Heilongjiang Provincial Human Resources and Social Security Bureau,  Xinhua reported.

Lin was allegedly implicated in the high-profile case involving Liu Tienan, the toppled former head of the National Energy Administration.

Separately, Li Dongguang, vice president of the Aluminum Corporation of China, the largest nonferrous metals enterprise in China, which is directly supervised by the central government, has resigned from the company due to an ongoing investigation over "personal issues," the Shanghai Stock Exchange announced Tuesday.

Additionally, Lu Xiangdong, former deputy general manager of State-owned telecommunication giant China Mobile, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for taking bribes totaling more than 20 million yuan ($3.28 million), reported Tuesday.

The Beijing News reported that Xu Mengjia, former Party chief of Ya'an, Sichuan Province, has been put under investigation for corruption by the Sichuan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC.

After a fierce anti-graft campaign that has been carried out by the new leadership for nearly a year, the Third Plenary Session included strengthened anti-graft measures. Plenum announcements also highlighted the importance of public supervision online.

Global Times

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