China’s former senior tourism official expelled

Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Huo Ke, former deputy director of the China National Tourism Administration, has been expelled from the party and public office for graft and leaking party and state secrets, the anti-graft authority said on Wednesday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) found that Huo seriously violated party discipline by accepting gifts, reported Xinhua.

He accepted bribes and took advantage of his post by seeking benefits for others through promotion of cadres and business operations.

Huo bribed others to secure his own promotion, leaked state and party secrets, and impeded the investigation by authorities.

The CPC central committee approved Huo’s expulsion from the party according to CPC discipline regulations. The state council approved his dismissal from public office.

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