Chinese prosecutors have detained Shanghai-listed Tianjin port’s president Zheng Qingyue for dereliction of duty.
Zheng is among 11 people detained in relation to the explosions that rocked the port city on 12 August. They are officials from Tianjin local transportation management authorities, work safety regulatory agencies, land resources authorities, Tianjin local customs office, and a state-owned port company.
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The officials were probed for dereliction of duty and abuse of power, according to a 27 August statement from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
Zheng’s assistant Li Hongfeng has also been detained.
The company, in its filling to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stated that that it learned of the detention from news report by Xinhua News Agency.
Tianjin port maintained that port operations remain smooth although its president and his assistant are under probe.