Namibia is investigating allegations of bribery in a government contract with Chinese state-owned Nuctech Company Ltd, reports the BBC. State chairman Hu Jintao‘s son Hu Haifeng was president of the firm until last year when he was promoted to a post with Tsinghua Holdings, the group that controls Nuctech and a number of other companies, according to the BBC report. Nuctech originates from Tsinghua University, according to its website. Hu Jintao graduated from the specialty of hub hydropower stations of the Department of Water Conservancy Engineering of Tsinghua University, and his engineering and political career is apparently closely connected with Tsinghua University.
One of the world’s leading makers of x-ray scanners for airports and ports and supplying every Chinese airport with security devices, it Nuctech has been accused of plying customers with soft loans from the Chinese government to pay for its machines. The European Commission says it is in the middle of a full investigation, reports the Telegraph.