Ex-vice-governor to lose NPC post

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 January, 2007, 12:00am

The Guangdong People's Congress will soon strip former vice-governor Liu Weiming of his membership to the National People's Congress, a local official said yesterday.

'The Standing Committee is reviewing the proposal,' said the official. 'The decision won't be made before Thursday.'

The Guangzhou Daily reported yesterday that the Standing Committee of the provincial people's congress had put forward a proposal to strip Mr Liu, 68, of his national membership because he had 'seriously overstepped rules'.

It did not detail Mr Liu's alleged crimes, but previous media reports said the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection recently investigated the former vice-governor - a nephew of former state president Liu Shaoqi - on suspicion of making money for his children and in connection with an economic crime. It is unclear whether Mr Liu has been charged, but he has been ejected from the Communist Party.