Former military leader Guo Boxiong expelled from CPC, to face justice

Updated: 2015-07-30 22:21


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BEIJING -- Guo Boxiong, a former Chinese military leader, was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for taking bribes and his case will be handed over to military prosecutors, the CPC Central Committee announced on Thursday evening.

The meeting also decided to transfer his case regarding "suspected serious crime of taking bribes" and relevant clues to military prosecutors for handling in accordance with the law.

Guo, 73, formerly served as the vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC).

The decision was made after Thursday's meeting reviewed and approved a report by the CMC disciplinary inspection authority on Guo's investigation.

Investigations found that Guo took the advantage of his post to seek promotion and other benefits for others and accepted bribe personally or through his family, said the statement issued after the meeting.

"His acts seriously violated the CPC's discipline and left vile impact," it said.

The statement said the CPC Central Committee on April 9 decided to put Guo under investigation according to the Party's disciplinary rules.