Liu Tienan

Downfall of corrupt official Liu Tienan a rare success, says whistle-blower

Liu Tienan

The journalist who raised corruption allegations on the internet in December against the head of the mainland's energy regulator, contributing to the senior official's downfall this month, says his success is unlikely to be repeated.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:58am

Senior planning agency official sacked over graft

Liu Tienan. Photo: AP

A deputy head of the mainland's top planning agency has been sacked for corruption after allegations against him were first posted online, media said yesterday, in Beijing's latest move against pervasive graft.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Social media seen as new weapon in graft-busting in China

Liu Tienan, then head of the National Energy Administration and deputy chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission. Photo: Reuters

Academics yesterday lauded co-operation between social media users and the nation's graft-busters in cracking down on corruption, as state media and tens of thousands of internet users hailed the toppling of a vice-ministerial-level official as a result of online comments.

14 May 2013 - 7:28am

China news round-up: Liu Tienan investigated, Murong Xuecun's weibo account deleted

Popular novelist Murong Xuecun. Photo: SCMP Pictures

PoliticsNew York Times Beijing is investigating Liu Tienan, an official a journalist had dared to challenge.People's Daily Weibo*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Top planning official Liu Tienan probed by anti-corruption committee

A one-line Xinhua dispatch quoted unnamed officials within the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) as saying that Liu Tienan, the 58-year-old deputy director of the powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), was being investigated, but it gave no details.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am