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13 Aug, 2015

Chinese Communist Party expels former senior tourism official for corruption

BEIJING, Aug. 12, (Xinhua) — Huo Ke, former deputy director of the China National Tourism Administration, has been expelled from the Party and public office for graft and leaking Party and state secrets, the anti-graft authority said Wednesday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) found that Huo seriously violated party disciplines by accepting gifts.

He accepted bribes and took advantage of his post by seeking benefits for others through promotion of cadres and business operations. Huo bribed others to secure his own promotion, leaked state and Party secrets, and impeded the investigation by authorities, the CCDI said in a statement.

The statement said Huo is suspected of criminal offenses for accepting and offering bribes and leaking state and Party secrets.

The CCDI said Huo, as a cadre of the Party and state who worked in key posts for a long time, should have born in mind Party tenets, strictly abided by the Party’s code of conduct, and maintained his integrity.

Instead, the CCDI claimed, Huo grossly violated the Party’s political, organizational and confidential disciplines, and he failed to refrain from wrongdoing even after the 18th National Congress of the CPC.

The CPC Central Committee approved Huo’s expulsion from the Party according to CPC discipline regulations. The State Council approved his dismissal from public office.

In addition, Huo’s illegal gains have been confiscated, and his criminal case has been transferred to judicial organs, the statement said.