Liu Zhigeng, former vice governor of Southern China's Guangdong province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for multiple offenses including graft, frequenting high-end clubs and "practicing superstitious activities."
The maximum penalty for convicts found guilty of embezzling or accepting bribes of 3 million yuan (about 460,000 U.S. dollars) or more in an "extremely serious case" with "extremely vile impact" will be the death penalty, according to a new judicial explanation issued on Monday.
The central government's decision to foster a city cluster based around Chengdu and Chongqing, the two largest business cities in Southwest China, is expected to create a new growth engine for the country's sputtering economy, analysts have said.
Zhang Yue, a standing committee member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) committee of north China's Hebei Province, is under investigation for suspected severe disciplinary violations, the anti-graft authority said Saturday.
China's top economic planner has listed major tasks in propelling economic reforms this year, including reforms of state-owned enterprises (SOE), market supervision, investment, urbanization, opening up and innovation.
The two ministers exchanged views on promoting China-Armenia relations, enhancing high-level exchange, jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt, carrying out cooperation on industry capacity as well as international and regional affairs.