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Xinhua | Updated:2017-08-04 15:01CHANGSHA — Two local officials were removed from their posts in Central Chinas Hunan province for “superstitious activities,” disciplinary authorities said.
Tang Yuansong, former head of the housing and construction bureau of Linwu County, attended five fengshui training courses in different cities under the guise of “investigation tours” starting in 2008, said a statement by the commission for discipline inspection of Chenzhou city.
The training sessions cost 54,000 yuan ($8,000) in total and were reimbursed as business trip expenses, said the statement issued Thursday.
Since 2014, he also received 5,000 yuan annually on average for “practicing fengshui” for others, it said.
Huang Xiaowen, former head of Tuqiao Township of Rucheng County, asked others to set up an altar to cast spells and paid 100,000 yuan in tribute each time, with hopes of being promoted.
Both of them have been expelled from the CPC, and judicial authorities will further investigate their cases for criminal activity, such as graft and embezzlement, it said.Related StoriesDo you know any weird Chinese superstitious?Superstitious officials have no place in societyChinese are very superstitiousDo you know any weird Chinese superstitious?PhotoN Chinas Qinhuangdao sets up 6 book bars in beachesAutomatic machines dispense ID cards in BeijingPlay mahjong in water: Beating heat with funHow a desert branched out to become Beijings guardianTen photos across China: July 28 – Aug 3Meet a dad of pandas in ChongqingPLAs 90th birthday military paradeHow CPC has strengthened Party in five yearsLatestGet away from the summer heat at Heye MeadowPresident Xis speech for Chinas Army Day celebration publishedN Chinas Qinhuangdao sets up 6 book bars in beachesAutomatic machines dispense ID cards in BeijingFormer executives of fugitive Guo sentenced, company finedState Council NewsPremier Li calls for strengthening cooperation with US at local levelsTelecoms must cut fees on individuals, businesses, Premier Li saysExclusiveHow Xi has made PLA leaner, lethal forcePLA: Global force for peace, anti-piracy fightPLAs 90th birthday military paradeEditors picksMeet a dad of pandas in ChongqingTraditional culture brings joy to children in summer vacationTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos across China: July 28 – Aug 3SpecialCelebrating 90th anniversary of PLAs establishmentAchievements made under Xis leadershipBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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