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China News: Former Director of the National Bureau of Statistics Was Accused of Corruption

China News recently reported that Wang Bao’an, former Director of the National Bureau of Statistics, was accused of corruption in court. The prosecution filed the suit against Wang for illegally accepting bribery money totaling over RMB 154 million yuan (around US$22.3 million) between 1994 and 2016. During this period, Wang worked in the State Administration of Taxation, the Ministry of Finance, the Province of Heilongjiang, as well as the National Bureau of Statistics. Wang was accused of wrongdoing in the processes of obtaining government project approval, government procurement bidding, and internal promotion, in exchange for personal financial gain. Sometimes Wang accepted money indirectly via his relatives. Wang pleaded guilty in court immediately and would not appeal. The court will sentence him at a later time.

Source: China News, May 11, 2017