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Su Rong expelled from Party, office

By Xinhua

 Su Rong expelled from Party, office
This picture taken on Feb 1, 2012 shows former top CPC official in Jiangxi province, Su Rong, gesturing as he speaks during a meeting in Nanchang, in eastern China's Jiangxi province. (Photo / AFP)

BEIJING - 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.

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