Date
30 May 2017
Zhang Kunsheng is the latest senior official to have been caught in China's anticorruption dragnet. Photo: Bloomberg
Zhang Kunsheng is the latest senior official to have been caught in China's anticorruption dragnet. Photo: Bloomberg

Communist Party expels former senior Chinese diplomat

The Communist Party has expelled a former senior Chinese diplomat for graft, including joining private clubs, accepting gifts and bribes, and trading power for sex, Reuters reported.

The Central Commission of Discipline Inspection said Thursday that Zhang Kunsheng, a former assistant foreign minister, who had committed several violations of party rules, was sacked from his government post last January and put under investigation.

His case has been passed to the judiciary, the party’s antigraft agency said.

China has jailed dozens of senior officials since President Xi Jinping launched a sweeping campaign against graft after assuming office more than three years ago, vowing to go after powerful “tigers” as well as lowly “flies”.

– Contact us at [email protected]

FL/

EJI Weekly Newsletter

Please click here to unsubscribe