CHINA / Regional

Beijing Vice Mayor stripped of post for corruption
By Xiao Guo (
Updated: 2006-06-11 18:54

Vice Mayor of Beijing Municipal Government Liu Zhihua is stripped of his post due to 'corruption and degeneration', state media reported Sunday.

Vice Mayor of Beijing Municipal Government Liu Zhihua. [File]

The decision was made at a meeting during the Standing Committee of 12th Beijing Municipal People's Congress, Xinhua News Agency reported.

But Xinhua fails to elaborate on Liu's corrupt way of life.

"Evidence of Liu's grave mistakes are very clear and certain so that he should be dismissed from his position, " Xinhua said.

"Because Liu's behavior is against the Party and political discipline, the Discipline Inspection of central government will have him prosecuted." said Xinhua.

No comment from Liu is available.