facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

China's former economic planning director removed from office

Aug. 9, 2013 at 8:33 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- China's former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission was removed from office after allegations of corruption, officials said.

Liu Tienan, a key economic planner, was accused of taking "advantage of his position to seek profits for others, and both Liu and his family accepted [a] huge amount of money and property," a statement from the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said Thursday.

Liu was also expelled from the CPC following the investigation, China's official news agency Xinhua reported.

Corruption allegations against the politician first emerged in December in a blog by Luo Changping, deputy editor of Caijing Magazine. Luo wrote on his blog that Liu was involved in questionable financial deals, fabricated his academic record and threatened to kill his former mistress.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
3
New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates
4
Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
5
79-year-old woman survives in desert for 5 days 79-year-old woman survives in desert for 5 days
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback