On April 9, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced that the former senior political advisor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Sun Yuanliang, has been investigated for alleged serious violations of discipline and law, a formal indication of corruption.

Sun Yuanliang, now 67, became the 18th central management cadre to be investigated and the third high-ranking official in Liaoning Province to be purged this year.

He was the former vice-chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. This marked him the fourth person who has held the position to be investigated in the past two years.

In his early years, Sun was a native of Jianping County, Liaoning Province, and was appointed in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet.

He was transferred back to Chaoyang, Liaoning, in 1982 and served as secretary and deputy director of the Prefectural Party Committee Office.

He was secretary of the Liaoyang municipal party committee from 2004. In October 2010, he was transferred to the Liaoning Provincial Political Consultative Conference. The man retired in January 2018.

Sun fell into China’s top anti-corruption agency’s attention less than two weeks after another top official in the northeastern province was probed.

The disciplinary enforcers on March 29 announced a probe into Hao Chunrong, vice governor of Liaoning Province. She is the second person in the position of Liaoning to be investigated.

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