Huo Ke

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Huo Ke
Native name 霍克
Born August 1961 (age 57)
Yi County, Hebei, China
Alma mater PLA Nanjing Political College
Political party Communist Party of China (expelled)

Huo Ke (Chinese: 霍克; pinyin: Huò Kè; born August 1961) is a former Chinese political operative who served as an aide to senior official Ling Jihua. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in January 2015, and later indicted on charges of taking and giving bribes and leaking state secrets.[1]

Life and career

Huo was born and raised in Yi County, Hebei.[2] He graduated from People's Liberation Army Nanjing Political College.[2] He began his political career in December 1976, and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1983.[2] He served in various posts in Beijing Military Region before serving as head of the Secretary Office of the General Office of the Communist Party of China, working under Ling Jihua.[2]

On December 16, 2014, as his former boss Ling Jihua fell under the axe of the anti-corruption campaign, Huo was abruptly appointed Deputy Director of the China National Tourism Administration, and essentially meaningless position likely contrived to rid the General Office of Ling associates and pave way for a wider investigation into Ling's inner circle. Huo remained in that position for barely a month, until January 2015, when state media announced that he would be investigated for suspected "serious discipline and law violations".

On August 11, 2015, Huo was expelled from the Communist Party at the conclusion of the party's internal investigation. He was said to have given bribes to his superiors in order to get promoted. He was also indicted on criminal charges of taking and giving bribes and "intentionally leaking state secrets."[3]

Huo was a delegate to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.[4]


  1. ^ Mu Xuequan (2015-01-16). "Newly-appointed tourism official under investigation". Xinhua News. 
  2. ^ a b c d "国家旅游局副局长、党组成员霍克接受组织调查". 163.COM (in Chinese). 2015-01-16. 
  3. ^ "霍克被"双开" 曾任令计划下属12年". BBC. August 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "中办秘书局局长霍克调任国家旅游局副局长". Ce.COM (in Chinese). 2014-12-16. 
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