China to investigate vice-president of biggest oil firm China National Petroleum Corporation
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Mr Wang Yongchun, vice-president of China's biggest oil company, the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), has been put under formal investigation for "severe breaches of discipline", the government said on Monday.
China's Ministry of Supervision made the announcement in a notice posted on its official website (www.mos.gov.cn). It did not specify the alleged breaches.
Neither Mr Wang nor a company spokesman could be immediately reached for comment.
CNPC is the parent of PetroChina , China's largest oil and gas producer.