- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Communist Party’s Organizational Department sacked a top leader for charges of “disciplinary violations,” state media reported.

Wang Suyi was fired from his leading role with the Inner Mongolia’s United Front Work Department, BBC reported.

China did not release additional details about the reason for his firing. But the term “serious disciplinary violations” is frequently cited as a reason to fire Chinese officials for corruption, BBC said.

Meanwhile, state media said that Mr. Wang’s mistress reported him to authorities on corruption and nepotism charges.

Mr. Wang is just the latest in a string of Communist Party officials who have been sent packing on corruption-related accusations in recent months.

China’s newest president, Xi Jinping, said fighting corruption was one of his top priorities. He has said that “corruption and bribe-taking by some party members and cadres” bring “severed challenges” to the Communist Party.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide