CPC meeting confirms officials’ expulsion

2015-10-30 01:07:34 GMT2015-10-30 09:07:34(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The fifth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday endorsed the prior decisions to revoke the membership of 10 former officials, including Ling Jihua.

A former vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, Ling was found to have seriously violated political codes of conduct and CPC rules, taking advantage of his posts to seek profits for others and accepting huge bribes.

Others on the expulsion list are Zhou Benshun, Yang Dongliang, Zhu Mingguo, Wang Min, Chen Chuanping, Qiu He, Yang Weize, Pan Yiyang and Yu Yuanhui, said a communiqué released after the four-day meeting.

Their violations include abuse of power, bribery, embezzling public funds and leaking state secrets, according to previous statements from the top anti-graft body.

All the former senior officials were felled after graft-busters announced investigations into them amid China's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

The communiqué noted that continued efforts must be made to fight corruption.

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