At just after 11am this morning, Luo Changping (罗昌平), the Deputy Managing Editor of Caijing Magazine, posted three updates to his Sina Weibo account, each alleging that Liu Tienan (刘铁男), Director of the National Energy Administration and Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission, had misrepresented his academic qualifications and was involved in improper dealings with business associates.
This afternon, the Beijing News carried a report saying that a representative of the press office of the National Energy Administration has since come out and denied the reports, labeling them as pure rumor.
The press official went on to tell the newspaper that "we are currently in the process of contacting the department in charge of internet management and the Public Security Bureau about the case and we're also informing the police. We will use formal legal procedures to deal with this matter."
Liu Tienan, who was appointed head of the NEA in 2011, is currently out of the country, but according to the Beijing News report he has been informed of the matter.
A representative of the press office of the National Energy Administration also said that they will release a press announcement in relation to this matter later today.
Links and Sources
The Beijing News: 国家能源局回应：关于刘铁男的举报为污蔑 正联系报案
Sina Weibo: 【向中央纪委实名举报之一】
Sina Weibo: 【向中央纪委实名举报之二】
Sina Weibo: 【向中央纪委实名举报之三】