Suicide Official Expelled from the Party – Josie Liu

The Communist Party has decided to expel official , nearly a month after he committed suicide. From China in Transition blog:

Song+PingshunCorruptions of Mr. Song were confirmed by the disciplinary commission of the Party, including keeping mistress and abusing his power to gain illegitimate benefits for his mistress, Xinhua reported. He committed suicide on June 3, the official news agency said.

Mr. Song, 62, was chairman of Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a post he had held for more than four years. He was said to be the highest-ranked Chinese government official who committed suicide amid corruption investigations in 30 years. [Full text]

See also reports on the expulsion from Xinhua and AP.

July 5, 2007, 9:39 AM
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