Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption case 'picks up steam'

Beijing, Jan. 9 (Xinhua-ANI): The serious law violation case involving Bo Xilai, former member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has been transferred to judicial organs, according to CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

A total of 4,698 county-level cadres or higher-level cadres were punished by CPC's discipline watchdogs in 2012 and 961 cadres at county-level or above have been transferred to judicial organs, CCDI spokesperson Cui Shaopeng revealed on Wednesday.

Among them are Liu Zhijun, former minister of railways, Huang Sheng, former vice governor of east China's Shandong Province, and Tian Xueren, former vice governor of northeast China's Jilin Province.

Their cases have been transferred to judicial organs, according to Cui.

Another two high-ranking provincial-level officials are under investigation for alleged discipline violations, Cui revealed.

Zhou Zhenhong, a former Standing Committee member of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the provincial Party committee, was removed from office for suspected "serious discipline violations" in January last year.

Li Chuncheng was removed from the position of deputy secretary of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee for suspected "serious discipline violations" in December last year. (Xinhua-ANI)

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