China investigates former top economic planner over bribes
BEIJING (AFP) - China's former top economic policymaker Liu Tienan has been placed under judicial investigation for suspected bribe taking, state media reported on Sunday.
"The Supreme People's Procuratorate has decided to open an investigation into the case of Liu," Xinhua news agency said.
The announcement came after China's ruling Communist Party earlier this month expelled Mr Liu, once the deputy director of the influential National Development and Reform Commission, as leaders wage a high-profile campaign against corruption.
On Aug 8, Xinhua, citing the party's anti-corruption watchdog, said Mr Liu "took advantage of his position to seek profits for others" and was "morally degenerate".