Former senior Inner Mongolia official ousted from CPC

Updated: 2015-10-16 15:34


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BEIJING - Pan Yiyang, former vice chairman of the government of north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office for "serious disciplinary offences," the disciplinary authority announced on Friday.

A preliminary investigation has found that Pan violated CPC rules by engaging in "non-organizational political activities" and misleading authorities, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC said in a statement.

According to some analysts, "non-organizational political activities" means rogue political conduct to circumvent the supervision of Party organizations.

The CCDI accused Pan of bribing others in order to seek promotions, breaking the Party's integrity rules by taking advantage of his position to seek profits for others, and accepting bribes, the statement said.

"As an alternate member of the CPC Central Committee, Pan lost his faith and values and seriously violated the Party's code of conduct," it said, adding that he did not cease his improper behavior after the Party's 18th National Congress in late 2012, and that his illegal earnings have been confiscated.

His case has been transferred to prosecutors, as the Supreme People's Procuratorate on Friday confirmed that Pan is under investigation for corruption and has been put under "coercive measures," which include summons by force, bail, residential surveillance, detention and arrest.

Pan, also a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee, was put under CCDI probe in September 2014.