Former Chinese official expelled from CPC

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Yang Weize, former party chief of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, has been stripped of his post and expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for graft.

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

It said that an investigation found Yang had “seriously violated” party rules and concealed some personal matters which should have been reported to authorities, Xinhua news agency reported.

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 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 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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