Former Chinese vice provincial governor expelled from CPC
Zhang He, former vice governor of north China's Hebei Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, top anti-graft body announced Tuesday.
The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission said in a statement that Zhang lost his ideals and convictions and was disloyal and dishonest to the Party.
An investigation found that Zhang had violated the eight-point frugality code on Party and government conduct by visiting private clubs and attending banquets, thus breaching the rules.
He was also found to have appointed officials against Party regulations, accepted gifts and money, and allowed relatives to seek personal gains by taking advantage of his position, the statement said.
Zhang has seriously violated Party discipline and his behavior has constituted violations of duty-related laws. According to the statement, he confessed his wrongdoings, returned all of his illicit gains and expressed remorse, therefore the top anti-graft body, in accordance with Party regulations and laws, decided to offer him leniency and expel him from the Party.