Song Chenguang was sacked and expelled while Zhang Chunjiang was given a suspended death sentence for bribery. Picture: A meeting of CPC officials. (File Photo/CNS)
A senior political advisor in southeast China's Jianxi province and a high ranking cadre of China Mobile have been sacked from their positions and expelled from the Communist Party over taking bribes and "living a corrupt life," according to the party's disciplinary watchdog.
The watchdog said Friday that Song Chenguang, vice chairman of the Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has been expelled and dismissed from public office for severe discipline violations, according to Xinhua news agency.
Song, 59, who is also a former head of the United Front Work Department of the Jiangxi Provincial Committee, had used his position to seek interests for people close to him and had accepted huge sums of money and goods, the report said.
According to another Xinhua report, Zhang Chunjiang, former deputy general manager of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, has been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes.
The court found that Zhang, 53, took 7.46 million yuan (US$1.15 million) in bribes between 1994 and 2009 when he served as deputy director of Liaoning Provincial Postal Administration, general manager of China Netcom Group Corporation and Party chief as well as deputy general manager of China Mobile.
Zhang was given a suspended death sentence, meaning the sentence may be commuted to life after two years of good behavior, as he confessed his crimes and all the bribe money had been recovered, the report said.
Zhang's personal assets were confiscated and he was stripped of all his political rights followed with expulsion from the Communist Party.
Song Chenguang 宋晨光
Zhang Chunjiang 張春江