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Former vice Anhui governor expelled from CPC, public office

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-02 14:07

BEIJING -- Chen Shulong, former vice governor of East China's Anhui province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for actions including "superstitious activities" and trading power for sex, an official statement said Tuesday.

Chen was found to "completely lack political beliefs," severely violated the Party's code of conduct and rules, and had long abused his power to seek "huge profits," according to a statement from the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

"Chen was driven by a lust for power and money, and his outlook on the world, life and values were severely twisted," it said.

The CCDI said that not only had Chen refused to cooperate in the Party's investigation, he had engaged in superstitious activities on numerous occasions, used public funds for his own recreational activities, and falsified personal information submitted to Party organs.

Chen was put under investigation for "serious discipline breaches" by the CCDI on April 7.

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