Energy planner removed from office over graft

China | 9 Feb 2018 6:27 pm

China's cabinet today removed a senior energy planning official who is being investigated for graft from office, Xinhua reports.

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

Wang is being investigated for serious discipline violations, the 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 report said 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. -AP

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