Liu Tienan, then deputy chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), attends a news conference in Beijing in this February 27, 2009 file photograph. Chinese President Xi ... more 
Liu Tienan, then deputy chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), attends a news conference in Beijing in this February 27, 2009 file photograph. Chinese President Xi Jinping has raised expectations he will tackle corruption much more forcefully than his predecessors, but official data on investigations suggests the crackdown so far is little different to previous years. In May 2013, Liu, the former deputy head of China's top planning agency, was removed from his post after allegations of corruption were posted against him online. A criminal investigation was opened in August 2013. To match Insight CHINA-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer/Files (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW BUSINESS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA less 
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