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Two new provincial officials probed

Updated: 2016-11-09 07:41
By Zhu Lixin and Zhao Xinying (China Daily)

Anti-graft watchdogs named the first two high-level provincial officials to be investigated following the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC on Oct 24 to 27, which emphasized the fight against corruption.

Chen Shulong, a vice-governor of Anhui province, is under investigation for violating Communist Party of China codes of conduct, the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on Tuesday.

The CCDI also said Tuesday that Zhang Wenxiong, a member of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee, is being investigated on suspicion of severely violating Party discipline.

Chen, born in 1962, joined the Party in 1985. He served in multiple positions in the province starting in 1989, including in the provincial government's finance department, State-owned investment companies and a securities company. He was appointed deputy mayor of Hefei, capital of Anhui, in 2002, and mayor of Wuhu in 2006.

Chen became a member of the standing committee of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee in 2011 and vice-governor in 2012.

Zhang was born in Hunan province in 1962 and had worked there since 1982.He joined the Party in 1985, became Party chief of Huaihua in 2006 and was appointed Party chief of Hengyang in 2008. In 2011, he was elected a member of the provincial Party committee.

Also, Zhang Qingjun, former mayor of Hefei, was put under investigation in July for suspected serious violations of discipline, according to provincial disciplinary authorities.

Ni Fake, a former vice-governor of Anhui and a colleague of Chen's, was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges in February 2015.

(China Daily 11/09/2016 page3)

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