University officials punished for embezzlement, corruption

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-12-2 0:38:04

A number of officials at Chinese universities have been punished for embezzlement and corruption, according to a video conference held by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.

Wang Cizhao, principal of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, was issued a serious warning by the education ministry's leading Party group for taking advantage of his position to hold a wedding for his daughter.

Officials from the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications were found to have listed fake expenditures to illegally gain profit. University Party chief Wang Yajie and deputy Party chief Dong Xi were handed warnings, while Vice Principal Yang Fangchun was sacked.

At the Business School of the University of International Business and Economics, Vice Principal Liu Ya and former head Tang Guliang were handed serious warnings for illegally taking part-time jobs. Liu was sacked while Tang was demoted, and the illicit income of both will be confiscated, according to information provided in the video conference.

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