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Former statistics authority head expelled from CPC

By Xinhua

Former statistics authority head expelled from CPC
This undated photo shows Wang Baoan, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). (Photo / Xinhua)

BEIJING - Wang Baoan, former head of the National Bureau of Statistics, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office, an official statement said Friday.

Wang is said to have "absolutely no political belief," chronically engaged in superstitious activities, severely violated political discipline and rules, and made speeches that went against the CPC Central Committee on key issues, according to a statement from the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Describing Wang as "morally bankrupt," it also accused him of frequenting high-end hotels and luxurious entertainment venues, as well as trading power and money for sex "insatiably."

"Wang accepted gifts and money and used his influence to seek benefits and business conveniences for relatives and others, and is suspected of having committed bribery," the statement said.

"As a high-level official, Wang abandoned his ideals and beliefs and severely violated party discipline. Even after the 18th CPC National Congress, he still showed no sign of restraint and [his wrongdoings] were of a grave nature."

Wang's illegal gains will be confiscated and his case transferred to the judiciary, it added.

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