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China Indicts Former Statistics Bureau Director Wang for Bribery

  • Agency chief was accused of ‘accepting a huge amount of money’
  • Former Sichuan vice governor Li also indicted on taking bribes
Wang Baoan.

Wang Baoan.

Photographer: Imaginechina

Wang Baoan, former head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics, was indicted on suspicion of accepting bribes, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.

Wang is accused of taking advantage of his posts as NBS chief and assistant and vice finance minister to benefit others, and "illegally accepting a huge amount of money and property" either by himself or through others, Xinhua said, citing the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. The report Tuesday didn’t include any reference to the accuracy of Chinese economic data.