Jiang Jiemin removed from office: authority
Last Updated: 2013-09-03 10:32 | Xinhua
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Jiang Jiemin, head of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council and deputy secretary of the SASAC committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been removed from office because of suspected serious disciplinary violations. >> More

Xinhua learnt the information Tuesday from the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.

The official website of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision said on Sunday that Jiang is investigated over such violations. >> More

SASAC head latest target in graft probe

Experts said the recent concentrated probes on officials and executives related to the energy sector show the country's stepped-up crackdown on corruption in State-owned monopoly industries.

Jiang, born in October 1955, is the first member of the 18th CPC Central Committee to be investigated for corruption.

The committee, elected in November, has 205 members, including the seven members of the top ruling Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

Jiang is also the first chairman of SASAC to be investigated since it was established a decade ago. He was nominated as SASAC chairman in March after the annual session of the National People's Congress. >> More

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