Chen Jiadong, 陈家东, 63, director of the Standing Committee of the Xiamen 厦门 Municipal People’s Congress, Fujian 福建 province has been placed under investigation for serious violations of laws and disciplines.

Chinese regime’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection or CCDI announced the probe on Feb. 25.

The investigation means Chen will have no chance to participate in the upcoming National People’s Congress. The last time he appeared in public media was when he attended the review of reports to be presented at the Standing Committee of the Fujian Provincial People’s Congress on Jan. 24. According to Xiamen Daily 厦门日报’s, he participated as a member of the Xiamen delegation.

Chen Jiadong successively served several high-ranking positions before being elected as the director of the Standing Committee of the Xiamen Municipal People’s Congress in January 2017, until his resignation this January.

So far, Chen has become the second senior official to be targeted by the anti-graft unit CCDI in Fujian province after Zhang Zhinan 张志南, the former executive vice governor since the 19th National Congress.

He is also the tenth senior Chinese officer to get probed in the first two months of this year. The previous nine includes:

Zhang Yongze 张永泽, Former Vice-Chairman of the People’s Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region;
Wang Bin 王滨, Former Party Secretary and Chairman of China Life Insurance (Group) Company;
Liu Hongwu 刘宏武, Former Vice-Chairman of the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region;
Wang Minghui 王铭晖, Former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Sichuan Provincial People’s Congress;
Xu Baoyi 徐宝义, Former deputy general manager of China Grain Reserve Management Group;
Xie Jilai 谢计来, Former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People’s Congress
Song Xibin 宋希斌, Former Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the Heilongjiang Provincial People’s Congress;
Li Guohua 李国华, Former Deputy Secretary and General Manager of the Party Group of China United Network Communications Group;
Cao Guangjing 曹广晶, Former deputy governor of Hubei Provincial People’s Government

Xiamen is one of the 15 sub-provincial cities in China. Since this year’s Chinese New Year, eight sub-provincial cities of China have adjusted the chairman of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress or the chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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