Date
12 December 2017
He Guoqiang (center), a former member of the Communist Party politburo standing committee, walks with officials during a visit to Guizhou. Photo: People.cn
He Guoqiang (center), a former member of the Communist Party politburo standing committee, walks with officials during a visit to Guizhou. Photo: People.cn

Ex-graft chief appearance scotches probe talk

A former member of the Chinese politburo made a high-profile public appearance Wednesday, quashing speculation he is under investigation, People.cn reported. 

He Guoqiang visited a Confucius school in Guiyang, Guizhou province, and watched a demonstration of Chinese painting and calligraphy. He was accompanied by the Guizhou party chief and governor, the report said, citing state media.

He, who headed the anti-graft commission, was the eighth most senior official of the Communist Party before his retirement in 2012.

Earlier, reports said he had been targeted by the corruption watchdog in a graft investigation involving Song Lin, the ousted chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) Co.

However, EJ Insight learned from sources that that is not the case.

“He might be one of the related parties in Song’s case but he will not be the final target,” a source said.

He’s son, He Jintao, is under house arrest as part of an investigation into unspecified offenses, according to some media reports.

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He Guoqiang discusses Confucius with a student during a high-profile visit to a school. Photo: People.cn


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