BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Sun Yuanliang, a former senior political advisor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over serious violations of discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft agency announced Friday.
The punishment was handed down following an investigation by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Commission of Supervision upon the approval of the CPC Central Committee.
An investigation into Sun, former vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, found that he received gifts of money against the rules and traded power and money for sex.
He was also accused of taking advantage of his position to assist others with business operations, land transfers, and other matters, and illegally accepted a vast amount of money and valuables in return.
Sun has severely violated the Party's discipline and committed significant duty-related offenses, the top anti-graft body said, adding that he is also suspected of the crime of bribery.
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. ■