Wu Changshun, head of Tianjin’s Public Security Bureau and vice chairman of the local People’s Political Consultative Conference, is under investigation for alleged serious violations of discipline and the law, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday, citing a statement posted on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Sunday.
Wu, 60, had served in the bureau’s transport department since 1970 before he was promoted to bureau chief in 2003. It is considered rare for a party cadre to be spending his entire career, 44 years, in one city.
The watchdog did not give further details on Wu’s case, but media reports said Wu’s case was included in a report submitted by one of Beijing’s central inspection teams to Tianjin party secretary Sun Chunlan on July 8. In the report, the inspection team, which was stationed in Tianjin between March 28 and May 28, said it found several cases of corruption in the city and senior officials were involved.
Wu was senior aide to Li Ruihuan, former chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is so far the highest-ranking official in China’s four municipalities to fall in the central government’s intensified campaign against corruption, the report said.
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