China sacks work safety chief after graft probe

Updated: 2015-08-27 09:53


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Yang Dongliang, currently under corruption investigation, was dismissed from his post as director of the State Administration of Work Safety, said the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) Central Committee Wednesday.

The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced the investigation into Yang on Aug 18 for "severe violation of discipline and law".

Yang is a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

According to Yang's resume on the CCDI website, the 61-year-old served as vice mayor of Tianjin municipality from 2001 to May 2012, before he was appointed director of the State Administration of Work Safety.

Before 2001, he worked for the municipal government and state-owned firms in Tianjin as well as oil field firms in north China.