China’s State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced an investigation into Wang Dawei, vice governor of Liaoning province and director of Provincial Public Security, on March 1. Wang is suspected of serious violations of discipline and law and is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervision investigation.

Caixin reported that after the announcement, the Liaoning Provincial Government had removed Wang’s resume from its website. He is the fourth official and the first provincial and ministerial-level official in Liaoning Province to be sacked this year.

Additionally, Wang’s investigation marks the third time a Liaoning Provincial Public Security Department director was sacked. Before him, Li Wenxi (serving from May 2002 to March 2011) and Xue Heng (March 2011 to March 2013) were investigated and subsequently fired.

After the 19th National Congress, 11 minister-level officials from the public security system have been investigated so far.

Wang Dawei, 58, is a native of Wangkui, Heilongjiang. He worked in state-owned enterprises, ministries, foundations, and local party and government systems. In 2013, he was in charge of the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Department. In 2017, he served as the vice governor and the director of the Public Security Department. He was in charge of the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Department for nine years.

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