File photo of Xiao Tian. [PhotoXinhua]
A deputy head of China's General Administration for Sport is being investigated for suspected "serious breaches of discipline and the law" Cheap Men's Air Max 97 Ultra Shoes All Black Australia , the country's top anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday.
The brief statement gave no other details about the probe into Xiao Tian, whose rank is equivalent to that of a vice-minister.
Xiao was appointed as the country's deputy sports head in August 2005. He was a former provincial fencer from East China's Anhui province before working for the sport ministry in 1981.
He began to take charge of China's winter sports in 1998 and led China to its historic Winter Olympic gold medal at the Salt Lake Olympics four years later.
Xiao was last officially seen at the special ceremony to honor China's retired star hurdler Liu Xiang at the Shanghai Diamond League May 17. He presented the hurdler the "Outstanding Contribution Award".
Xiao's wife Tian Hua, who takes charge of equestrianism sport in the governing body, was reportedly taken to prosecution to assist investigation.
The sport governing body has been under fire for violating rules involving match-fixing Cheap Men's Air Max 97 OG GS Shoes Black White Australia , talent selection and the operation of events, said the anti-graft watchdog.
As part of the country's anti-corruption campaign, the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) sent an inspection group from July to September last year to inspect the operation of the GASC and its affiliated event governing centers.
The inspection was another major campaign against corruption in China's sports arena after the crackdown on match-fixing and graft in soccer around 2010.
The Chinese Football Association announced in early 2013 to punish 33 individuals, including several former top soccer officials Cheap Men's Air Max 97 Shoes White Black Australia , renowned referees and ex-national players, and 12 clubs involved in game-cheating and corruption scandals after a nationwide investigation in 2010.
WASHINGTON, March 7 (Xinhua) -- What's driving the rise of obesity in the United States? A group of economists argued in a recent study that big-box grocers, warehouse clubs and fast-food restaurants are key contributors to the county's obesity epidemic.
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Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, leads to adverse health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes Cheap Men's Air Max 97 Shoes All Black Australia , high blood pressures and stroke.
Obesity has become a major public health concern in the United States as the nation has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
HANOI， Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- A ship of the China Coast Guard (CCG) is paying a visit to Vietnam， the first of this kind to the Southeast Asian neighbor.
The CCG ship coded 46305 arrived Thursday at the port in Vietnam's northern city of Hai Phong， some 90 km east of capital Hanoi， on a three-day friendly visit.
The CCG ship was welcomed by the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) leaders. On Thursday afternoon， the two sides played sports games including volleyball， table tennis and tug of war among others.
Local citizens and representatives of Chinese enterprises in Vietam toured the ship on Friday.
According to the CCG， the visit is a part of the first meeting minute signed by coast guards of China and Vietnam on Aug. 26. It is also an activity to realize consensus reached by Chinese and Vietnamese prime ministers during the latter's tour to China in September， aiming to increase joint fishery patrols in the Beibu Gulf.
Over the past few years， the CCG and VCG have conducted joint maritime search and rescue exercises， personnel communication and law enforcement cooperation.
Prior to the visit， China and Vietnam just concluded a three-day joint patrol mission in a common fishing zone in the Beibu Gulf on Wednesday.
Coast guards from both sides completed a series of scheduled tasks， including a joint patrol， maritime search and rescue exercise， and examination of fishing boats.
BEIJING， Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks closed lower Wednesday， with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.40 percent， at 3，102.24 points.
The smaller Shenzhen index closed 0.42 percent lower at 10，187.16 points.
The ChiNext Index， which tracks China's NASDAQ-style enterprises， lost 0.58 percent to close at 1，957.15 points.
Turnover on the two exchanges shrank to 351.5 billion yuan (about 50.6billion U.S. dollars) from 362.94 billion yuan the previous trading day.
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