BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Qin Guangrong, former Party chief of southwest China's Yunnan Province and a former senior national legislator, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the top anti-graft body announced Thursday.
Qin strayed from his ideals and convictions and was disloyal to and dishonest with the Party, according to a statement issued by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
An investigation found that Qin failed to perform his duties, interfered with disciplinary and supervisory work, engaged in superstitious activities, accepted gifts and money and connived with his relatives, allowing them to use his influence to seek profits, the statement said.
It also noted that Qin abused his power to seek benefits for others in terms of job promotions and operation of enterprises.
Qin severely damaged the Party's cause and image and violated the Party's disciplinary standards on politics, organization, clean governance, work and life, the statement said, adding that he showed no signs of restraint even after the 18th CPC National Congress.
It also said Qin is suspected of taking bribes, noting that his illicit gains would be confiscated and the suspected crimes will be transferred to the procuratorate for further investigation and prosecution.