Former CAC Head Lu Wei Expelled from the CPC and Public Service

On February 13, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee approved the results of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)'s official investigation against Lu Wei, former deputy head of the Propaganda Department and former head of Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC). Lu Wei was accused of “severe violations of political discipline and rules by deceiving and acting defiantly against the CPC Central Committee, violations of work discipline and selectively implementing the CPC Central Committee’s cyberspace strategy, and bribery” among others.
The CCDI announcement also says that Lu shamelessly traded power for sex, took advantage of his power and sought profit for others, and is suspected of committing bribery. As a top-level official of the CPC, Lu Wei had lost his ideals and beliefs, the announcement says, forgotten the Party spirit and discipline, and was extremely disloyal to the CPC Central Committee. He breached each important political requirement and discipline expected of CPC members and is a typical two-faced person. Lu Wei showed no sign of restraint, and his wrongdoings are of grave nature and caused strong public outcry, and is also a typical case of the mix of political and economic issues after the 18th Party Congress.