China removes energy planner deputy head from office

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Wang is being investigated for serious discipline violations, the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in January.
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China's cabinet on Friday removed a senior energy planning official under graft investigation from office.

Wang Xiaolin was relieved from the post of deputy director of the National Energy Administration, according to a statement issued by the State Council.

Wang is being investigated for serious discipline violations, the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in January.

Wang, 55, was appointed to the position in 2015 after working at Shenhua Group, China's largest coal producer, for about 20 years, according to his CV posted on the commission's website.

He started serving as deputy general manager of Shenhua Group in 2006.

The probe into Wang's case follows that of several senior officials who were investigated in January, as the Party said its anti-corruption campaign had no end.

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