China navy chief sacked for graft – BBC News

From BBC News:

Wang Shouye, 62, was sacked as deputy commander of the navy and expelled from the national legislature. According to official documents, an unmarried young woman reported Wang’s activities and admitted an “improper relationship” with him. Wang is one of the most senior victims of an ongoing anti- drive.

China’s ruling Communist Party is worried that widespread official corruption is undermining its legitimacy, and has taken care to highlight a number of high-profile falls from grace.

Earlier this month, in an unrelated case, a former deputy Beijing mayor, Liu Zhihua, was sacked over unspecified corruption charges. [Full Text]

See also:
China cracks down on corrupt officials by Aljazeera Net.
Former navy deputy commander stripped of NPC post by China Daily.

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