China’s top anti-graft body said it has put former China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) chairman Hu Wenming under investigation for potential wrongdoing.

On its website, the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission said Hu was investigated for “suspected severe violations of discipline and law”.

In 2019, Hu retired as CSIC’s chairman and party chief before the formal merger of his company and China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), China’s two largest state-owned shipbuilding conglomerates.