Vice governor of Hainan province removed from post

Updated: 2014-07-30 13:36


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HAIKOU - Tan Li, vice governor of south China's island province of Hainan, was removed from his post Wednesday, according to local government.

The standing committee of the provincial people's congress voted for Tan's deposition.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC's anti-graft body, announced on July 8 that Tan was under investigation for suspected "serious law and discipline violations."

Tan served for 27 years in Southwest China's Sichuan province before leaving for Hainan in 2009. He was Party chief of Mianyang City of Sichuan from 2004 to 2009.

His case follows that of another disgraced vice governor of Hainan, Ji Wenlin, who was expelled from the CPC in early July for taking advantage of his posts to seek benefits for others, demanding and receiving a huge amount in bribes, and committing adultery.