The governor of Fujian province in has been placed under investigation by Chinese authorities on suspicion of “serious disciplinary violations”.
The move has been made by China’s anti-graft watchdog against Su Shulin who has been governor since 2011 and was formerly chairman of Sinopec.
He also served as deputy Communist Party chief in Fujian, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement late on Wednesday.
Shulin was chairman of Sinopec before taking up his role in Fujian.
No details were given by the commission on the suspected ‘disciliplinary violations’.
China’s President Xi Jinping has carried out a sweeping campaign against corruption, waste and extravagance in official ranks since he assumed power three years ago.