• March 2, 2024

Former STMA Leader Under Investigation

 Former STMA Leader Under Investigation

Image: Alexander | Adobe Stock

Image: Alexander | Adobe Stock

Chinese authorities are investigating Zhao Hongshun, former deputy chief of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, for corruption, reports Xinhua News

In a statement, the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and National Supervisory Commission said that Zhao “had lost his ideals and convictions, defied Party discipline and laws, was disloyal and dishonest to the Party and resisted investigation.”

Taking advantage of his posts, Zhao sought benefits for others in personnel promotion, consorted with illegal private enterprise owners, traded power for money and received gifts and money, according to the accusations.

Zhao allegedly also engaged in profit-driven activities against Party rules, and illegally owned shares of companies.

Authorities said Zhao’s illicit gains would be confiscated and the suspected crimes will be transferred to the procuratorate for further investigation and prosecution.