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Former Nanjing party chief expelled from CPC

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-31 16:35

BEIJING - Yang Weize, former Party chief of Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, has been stripped of his post and expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC).

His case has been handed over to judicial authorities, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC said on Friday in a statement.

It said that an investigation found Yang had "seriously violated" party rules and concealed some personal matters which should have been reported to authorities. By accepting cash gifts, he was in "serious breach of integrity and self-discipline rules" and he used his position to seek interests for others. Some parties with "special relations" to him had accepted huge amounts of money.

Yang was also found in serious breach of the CPC frugality rules.

He also used his position to seek profits for others in the appointment and selection process for officials as well as in company operations, in addition to taking a huge sum of bribes, the statement said.

As a senior Party official, Yang showed no intention of disciplining himself and stopping his wrongdoings even after the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012 when the new leadership launched a sweeping anti-corruption campaign, the statement said.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Friday that it has started investigation into Yang for alleged bribe-taking and placed him under "coercive measures", which may include summons by force, residential surveillance, detention and arrest.

The CCDI announced in January that Yang had been placed under investigation for suspected serious violation of party disciplines and laws.

Yang was also an alternate member of the CPC Central Committee, and a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee.

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