Date
12 December 2017
Liang Bo, deputy director of the National Energy Administration's electricity unit, is under investigation. Photo: Sina.com
Liang Bo, deputy director of the National Energy Administration's electricity unit, is under investigation. Photo: Sina.com

Fifth energy official snared in graft crackdown

Government prosecutors have hauled away a fifth official from the National Energy Administration, investigating him over his alleged corrupt links to a property developer, Sina.com reported Tuesday.

Liang Bo, deputy director of the NEA’s electricity unit, is the latest official from the administration to come under a corruption cloud as the new leadership deepens its campaign against graft in the energy sector.

Liang made his last official appearance at the Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute in Beijing on June 6, the report said.

Administration deputy head Xu Yongsheng and Wang Jun, head of the agency’s renewable energy unit, are also under investigation on suspicion of taking bribes.

Two other NEA officials — Wei Pengyuan, deputy director of its coal department, and Hao Weiping, director of its electricity department — were taken away by government investigators last month.

The report said the investigations relate to a property developer whose projects include Guoxin Jiayuan, a residential and commercial property project in Beijing’s Haidian district. Many NEA officials own flats in the project.

Former NEA head Liu Tienan was officially charged with corruption by the state prosecutor on Monday.

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