China’s media in unusual call for transparency-Richard McGregor

From Financial Times:

The state-run Chinese media have challenged the authorities to explain the weekend sacking of one of Beijing’s top officials for corruption, saying such information was needed to retain public confidence in the government.

The state-run Chinese media have challenged the authorities to explain the weekend sacking of one of Beijing’s top officials for corruption, saying such information was needed to retain public confidence in the government.

The unusual call for greater about a sensitive case follows the abrupt removal from office at the weekend of , the Beijing vice-mayor with responsibility for Olympics construction and land in the city.

Xinhua , the state news agency, said in a brief statement that Mr Liu was relieved of his position because of his “corrupt and degenerate ways” in the face of “incontrovertible” evidence received by the authorities.
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