Mayor of Chinese city of Nanjing fired for corruption

19 Oct

Agence France-Presse

SHANGHAI – The mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing has been removed from his post for corruption, state media said Saturday, the latest official to fall foul of a crackdown on graft.

Ji Jianye was fired for “suspected serious disciplinary violations”, the Xinhua news agency said, using a term that typically refers to the corruption that has become endemic in China.

The decision was made by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, it said in a brief dispatch.

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