BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Supreme People's Procuratorate has decided to put two provincial-level officials under investigation for alleged bribery.
Under the probe are Wang Suyi, a Standing Committee member of the Party Committee of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and head of the United Front Work Department of the regional Party committee, and Li Daqiu, a senior political advisor from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the top procuratorate said Tuesday in a statement.
The procuratorate has decided to impose "coercive measures" on the two in accordance with the law.
The investigation of both officials is under way, according to the statement.
Wang and Li were expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for "serious discipline violations," the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the Party's discipline agency, announced earlier this month.
According to the CCDI investigation, the two officials took advantage of their posts to seek benefits for others and accepted large amounts of money and property, either personally or through family members.
The officials broke Party rules and are suspected of violating the criminal law, the CCDI said.
Their downfall follows the investigation of a list of senior officials in the latest anti-corruption campaign.
On the list are Jiang Jiemin, former head of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission; Liu Tienan, former vice head of the National Development and Reform Commission; Li Chuncheng, former vice Party chief in Sichuan Province; and Wang Yongchun, former vice general manager of the China National Petroleum Corporation.
In early July, former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death penalty for taking bribes and abusing his power, which makes him the highest-ranking official sentenced so far for such offenses since the country's new leaders took office in March.
The CPC leadership considers corruption one of the most pressing and serious problems that the Party must solve.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, vowed to go after both "tigers" and "flies," or high-ranking and low-level corrupt officials, as well as constrain political power within a "cage of regulations."