Senior China economic planner expelled from party over graft allegations
BEIJING (AP) - A powerful Chinese economic planning official has been expelled from the Communist Party and removed from public office over allegations of corruption that were first made against him by a prominent journalist.
The party's anti-graft agency said on Thursday an investigation has found that Liu Tienan, former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, took bribes and abused his power.
The party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said it will confiscate Mr Liu's "unlawful gains" and hand his case over to prosecutors.
It said in a statement on the Ministry of Supervision's website that Mr Liu was also "morally degenerate".