Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Liu Tienan, former top energy official, charged with bribery

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 June, 2014, 4:19am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 10:13pm

A former top energy official and economic-policy maker has been charged with corruption, state prosecutors said yesterday.

Liu Tienan, a former head of the National Energy Administration and ex-deputy chief of the National Development and Reform Commission, was charged with bribery and abuse of power by the Langfang Municipal People's Procuratorate in Hebei province, the Supreme People's Procuratorate announced on its website.

Liu was accused of "taking advantage of his position to seek profit for others" and "accepting huge amounts of bribes", it said.

Liu was placed under formal investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Communist Party's top graft-busting authority, in May of last year.

In August, he was sacked from his posts and expelled from the party.

His case came to light earlier last year when Luo Changping , a deputy editor of the mainland magazine Caijing , made a series of allegations against Liu on his Weibo account.

He claimed Liu had fabricated his academic credentials, accepted bribes and kept a mistress.

Meanwhile, the supreme procuratorate announced misconduct charges had been filed in Beijing against Tong Mingqian , the former deputy chief of Hunan's political advisory body.

Tong was placed under party investigation in December of last year.