29 Oct '15, 11am

China's Communist Party expels safety chief after Tianjin blasts - The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) - The former head of China's work safety authority has been ousted from the ruling Communist Party for corruption, its anti-graft watchdog said on Friday (Oct 16), after giant explosions in Tianjin that killed at least 165. Yang Dongliang, 61, was removed as director of the State Administration of Work Safety two weeks after a series of detonations at a dangerous chemicals storage facility rocked the northern port in August. Before taking up his national post, Mr Yang worked in Tianjin for 18 years and rose to be one of its vice mayors. He was stripped of his party membership and transferred to judicial authorities - normally a precursor to prosecution and trial, with conviction virtually guaranteed in the country's party-supervised courts - the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement on Friday (Oct 16). As a senior cadre of th...

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