Chongqing's Robocop elected vice mayor

By Yan Weijue (
Updated: 2011-05-27 14:21
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Chongqing's Robocop elected vice mayor

A crime-busting police chief famed for cracking down on organized crime has been elected Chongqing's vice mayor in a unanimous vote, Chongqing Evening News reported.

Wang Lijun was elected following the 14th session of the 3rd Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal People's Congress after a vote on Friday morning.

Wang is well-known for his role in Chongqing's massive crackdown on crime syndicates in 2009, when he was appointed police chief, busting 375 gangs with more than 3,000 suspects arrested including high-rank officials who had been bribed by triad bosses.