File photo of Commissioner of the National Bureau of
Statistics Qiu Xiaohua. [Reuters]
The former head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), who was sacked in
October for alleged involvement in a social security fund fraud, has been
expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC), the anti-corruption watchdog
Qiu Xiaohua has also been stripped of all his administrative posts, the CPC
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said.
It said that Qiu "took a large sum of bribes from enterprises, lived a
decadent life and committed bigamy".
"Qiu's behavior severely violated Party rules and relevant laws, and caused a
vile social and political influence. He must be severely punished," CCDI said in
It added that Qiu has been handed over to the judicial authority to face
Qiu was removed from his position in October for alleged involvement in the
10 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) Shanghai social security fund fraud.
The scandal has led to the sacking of the municipality's top Party official
Chen Liangyu in September as well as a dozen high-ranking officials, heads of
major State-owned enterprises and private business tycoons.
Born in 1958, Qiu is a native of East China's Fujian Province. He graduated
from the Department of Economics of Xiamen University in Fujian in 1982 and held
a PhD in economics.
Qiu was appointed NBS deputy director in 1999 after serving as chief
economist and spokesman for NBS between 1993 and 1998. He was appointed director
(China Daily 01/24/2007 page1)