BEIJING (Reuters) – China will prosecute a former senior provincial official suspected of crimes such as breaking the strict family planning laws, graft and abuse of power, the government said on Tuesday.
Zhu Mingguo was former head of the top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, in the southern export powerhouse province of Guangdong that borders Hong Kong.
The ruling Communist Party’s graft-fighting Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said an investigation found he had accepted a “huge amount of bribes” in the selection of officials and management of companies.
He also “seriously violated the family planning policy”, it added, without providing details.
China has been easing its one-child policy but many curbs still remain and large fines can be levied on those who break the rules, which officials, in particular, expected to follow rigorously.
Zhu has been expelled from the party and handed to legal authorities for prosecution, the watchdog added.