Date
15 December 2017
Zhu Changlin of State Grid Corp. is said to have been taken away for questioning. Photo: beijing.gov.cn
Zhu Changlin of State Grid Corp. is said to have been taken away for questioning. Photo: beijing.gov.cn

State Grid senior executive said to be under probe

Zhu Changlin, head of the Northern China operations of the State Grid Corporation of China, has been taken away by authorities recently for questioning amid an investigation, Caixin.com reported Wednesday, citing multiple sources.

A senior employee in the state-owned company was quoted as saying that Zhu has been serving several posts in the company, and that it is not clear where he could have possibly violated rules.

Industry insiders said Zhu had served as head of the company’s unit in Sichuan province for seven years, and had connections with Li Chuncheng, former vice chief of the Communist Party in the province and Guo Yongxiang, former deputy Sichuan governor, both of whom have already been officially charged.

According to sources close to State Grid, Zhu began working at the company’s Henan unit before taking up the president’s post the Beijing unit in 2009 after a transfer, the report said.

The National Audit Office has been stationing hundreds of inspectors in the offices of State Grid since April 17, with the auditors mainly focusing on transactions involving the top management, according to the report.

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