‘Bulldozing’ Nanjing Mayor Booted From Party

Following his October dismissal from office, the Communist Party has now expelled Ji Jianye, the former mayor of Nanjing, for moral corruption. From Agence France-Presse:

Ji Jianye was found to have “received a huge amount of money and gifts either by himself or through his family members”, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement posted on its website.

[…] Ji — who earned the nickname “Bulldozer Ji” for his promotion of construction projects in the city of eight million — was sacked in October for “suspected serious disciplinary violations”.

[…] In China, expulsion from the ruling party is normally a precursor to criminal charges. [Source]

Indeed, Katie Hunt at CNN reports that “Ji’s case would now be handled by China’s judicial system.”  Read more about the Communist Party’s anti-corruption crackdown via CDT.

January 31, 2014 3:19 PM
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