A senior official responsible for Taiwan affairs has been put under corruption investigation, the anti-graft watchdog announced yesterday, to the surprise of may political observers who had seen him as a rising star.
Gong Qinggai, deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, is being investigated for “serious disciplinary violations” – a term often used as a euphemism for corruption – the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said, without giving further details.
Gong, 57, joined the Communist Party in 1979, starting his political career in Fujian province. He has been deputy mayor of Quanzhou, party chief of Jinjiang, as well as director of administration of the Pingtan Comprehensive Pilot Zone. He was named deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office in 2013.
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