Gongbei Border Customs Commissioner investigated for disciplinary violations

The Deputy Commissioner of the Zhuhai Gongbei Border Customs, Xiong Zhenguo, is being investigated by Guangdong authorities for suspected discipline and law violations.

‘Violations of [party] discipline and law’ is a common euphemism used by Chinese authorities for corruption and graft.

According to an announcement by provincial authorities, the 54-year old official is currently undergoing a disciplinary review by the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in the General Administration of Customs, as well as by the Guangzhou Supervision Commission.

Xiong started functions as Gongbei Customs Deputy Commissioner in 2013 but has also served as Commissioner of Zhongshan Customs from 2018 to 2020.

He has also served as a member of the Gongbei Customs Party Leadership Group and is a Party Committee member.