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Tianjin's former mayor dismissed over extensive list of abuses and misdeeds

By Zhang Yi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-01-05 07:42

Huang Xingguo, former mayor of Tianjin, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China and dismissed from public office.

Huang, 62, severely violated political discipline and the code of conduct of the Party, and broke laws, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the country's top anti-graft authority.

The statement outlined a litany of violations on Huang's part, including promoting officials counter to regulations, profiting from granting government positions, abusing power to reap large benefits and allowing his family members to use his influence for profit.

Tianjin's former mayor dismissed over extensive list of abuses and misdeeds

Huang violated government regulations on officials' overseas visits by taking unnecessarily large numbers of people with him as an entourage during his visits to foreign counties, which is a relatively new accusation for a CCDI disciplinary statement.

In September, he was placed under investigation on suspicion of violating Party discipline and laws.

His case will be transferred to the judiciary, the statement said.

Huang had spent most of his career in Zhejiang province, including serving as deputy governor of the province in 1998 and top official in Ningbo from the end of 1998 to November 2003.

He was appointed deputy Party chief and deputy mayor of Tianjin in November 2003.

Huang was promoted to mayor in January 2008 and acting Party chief of the city in December 2014.

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