Jan 07, 2019 06:44 PM

Ex-Beijing Vice Mayor Under Investigation for Corruption

Former Beijing Vice Mayor Chen Gang. Photo: VCG
Former Beijing Vice Mayor Chen Gang. Photo: VCG

A former vice mayor of Beijing with ties to billionaire fugitive property tycoon Guo Wengui is under investigation for corruption, state media announced on Sunday night.

Once a rising star, Chen Gang was named Beijing’s vice mayor at the comparatively young age of 40 in 2006. He had headed the municipal urban planning committee, which approves and supervises construction projects, since 2002. Holding these positions concurrently, he directed and oversaw the giant, citywide construction projects that reshaped Beijing in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He last served as head of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology secretariat.

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