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Senior govt officials accused of corruption, expelled from Party

By Zhang Yi ( Updated: 2016-01-19 15:25

Two senior government officials accused of bribery, trading power for sex and other improper behavior have been expelled from the Communist Party of China and removed from their posts.

Ai Baojun, former vice-mayor of Shanghai and a member of the Party's standing committee, was stripped off his Party membership and removed from his public posts for violating political disciplines, refusing to cooperate in an investigation, taking bribes and trading power for sex, Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.

He was handed over to the law enforcement, the report said.

Zhou Laizhen, former deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and a member of the Party committee, was ousted from the Party and removed from his public posts on similar charges.

He also was reported to have been handed over to law enforcement.

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