From Reuters via Guardian Unlimited:
China’s Communist Party expelled a disgraced former vice mayor of Beijing and will launch criminal proceedings against him after he was found to have taken millions of yuan in bribes, state media reported.
Liu Zhihua had been in charge of building venues for the Chinese capital’s 2008 Olympics, as well as the $40 billion upgrade of the city’s infrastructure for the Games. He was sacked in June, accused of corruption and bad morals.
On Tuesday, the Communist Party’s Central Discipline Inspection Commission, which seeks to root out erring officials, announced Liu’s expulsion from the ruling party, the official Xinhua news agency reported.[Full Text]