Internet Activists Push Out China Official

A Chinese official in the southern city of Guangzhou was fired from his post and detained after investigators confirmed he and his family owned 22 homes, according to state media. He is the latest local official to fall at the hands of Internet activists incensed over local corruption.

Cai Bin, who formerly ran the city’s urban management bureau in the district of Panyu, served as its political commissar and was its deputy chief of police, is suspected of bribe-taking, the state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Mei Heqing, a local discipline official, as saying.

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