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China: Chen Liangyu booted from Party

First Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu was removed from his post last September (post blocked in China) following a corruption probe into misuse of Shanghai social security funds, and this week he was kicked out of the Communist Party. “Support for Chen’s punishment has dominated online comments, and many netizens are calling for death penalty for Chen,” writes China in Transition blogger Josie Liu. Related posts from Absurdfool at Absurdist Republic here and here.

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