China sacks former aide to retired domestic security chief
BEIJING (REUTERS) - A former aide to China's retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang has been sacked for suspected corruption, state media said on Thursday, the latest move against people close to Zhou who is himself subject of a graft investigation.
The ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said on Sunday that the former aide, Li Chongxi, was being investigated for corruption.
On Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said Li had been removed from his post as head of an advisory body to the legislature in the southwestern province of Sichuan "for suspected severe violations of discipline", a euphemism for corruption.
"Authorities are investigating his case according to procedure," Xinhua said, citing a statement from the Communist Party's powerful Organisation Department.