BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Huang Yi, a former senior political advisor of southwest China's Yunnan Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body announced Tuesday.
The punishment was handed down following an investigation by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission upon the approval of the CPC Central Committee.
Huang, former vice chairman of the Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was found to have accepted others' money, gifts and banquets, and visited private clubs.
Huang was found to have obtained a large amount of returns through private lending, and illegally engaged in profit-making activities.
He was also accused of taking advantage of his position to assist others with job promotions, project contracting and other matters.
Huang has severely violated the Party's discipline and committed duty-related offenses. He is suspected of taking bribes, the top anti-graft body said.
In line with Party regulations and laws, a decision has been made to expel him from the Party, confiscate his illicit gains, and hand over his case for judicial proceedings. ■