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May 14, 2022 06:32 AM
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Former Moutai Chairman Gao Weidong Under Anti-Graft Probe

Gao Weidong
Gao Weidong

What’s new: The former chairman of Kweichow Moutai Group who is the current head of the Coal Geology Bureau of Guizhou province is under investigation on suspicion of serious violation of law and discipline, according to China’s top anti-graft watchdog, the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Gao Weidong, 50, who was chairman and Communist Party secretary of Moutai Group between March 2020 and August 2021, joined a long list of corrupt executives at the state-owned liquor giant and local government officials with close ties to the company. He also had the shortest tenure in the top job in Moutai Group’s history.

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