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China bloggers expose more corruption: Reports

Published on Oct 11, 2012 2:34 PM
Former Chongqing city chief Bo Xilai, seen in this March 3, 2012, file photo, was expelled from the ruling Communist Party last month for a series of alleged crimes and corrupt activities in the country's most high-profile corruption case in years. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese officials have launched a probe after microbloggers said they had uncovered another allegedly corrupt leader who owns millions of dollars worth of property, state press said on Thursday.

Southern Guangzhou city will investigate urban management official Cai Bin, 56, who has 21 homes valued at 40 million yuan (S$7.8 million), Xinhua news agency reported.

Mr Cai, who earns about 10,000 yuan a month, failed to report all his holdings as required by the state, the report said.

The scandal emerged after web users began posting pictures of his properties, some of which are luxury homes, onto the Sina Weibo social networking site, it said.

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