On 21 October 2019, Tianjin’s anti-corruption watchdog announced on its website that the already-dismissed Tianjin Bureau of Statistics Director-General Wu Junding (武军定) is under investigation.
Born in November 1964, Wu was only 54 when he was dismissed in July 2019, from Tianjin Bureau of Statistics Director-General position, an anomaly among departmental/prefectural-ranking officials, who would usually retire in their late 50s or early 60s. This deviation from common practice suggests that Wu’s dismissal might be the result of his wrongdoings. Before the dismissal, Wu spent the entire 30 years of his career, from 1989 to 2019, in Tianjin Bureau of Statistics working on different sectors including infrastructure, fixed asset investment, and industry and transportation. He was appointed deputy director-general in 2004, and then director-general in 2016.