Top Chinese official expelled, suspected abuse of power

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Su Rong Chinese authorities say former vice chairman Su Rong, has been expelled from the Communist Party and stripped of all government positions because of bribery. The Central Commission for Discipline Commission, the Communist Party’s top watchdog agency, said Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 in a written statement that Su, took “huge amounts of bribes” and sought promotions for cadres and benefits for businesses. (AP Photo)

Su Rong, former vice chairman of China’s top political advisory body, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office following an internal graft investigation, the country’s discipline watchdog announced on Monday.

The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said it found that Su “violated organizational and personnel disciplines and took the liberty to change official decisions, sought profits for others and accepted huge bribes in selection of officials and enterprise management by taking advantage of his post.”

He abused his power and caused “great losses” to state assets, failed to take due responsibility for promoting clean governance and was accountable for serious corruption in east China’s Jiangxi Province, where he was Party chief between 2007 and 2013, according to the CCDI.

He is suspected of crimes including bribery and abuse of power.

Report compiled with information from Xinhua