Colleague of China's ex-security chief sacked for graft
BEIJING (AFP) - A former close colleague of China's ex-chief of internal security Zhou Yongkang has been sacked for "suspected severe violations of disciplines", state media said on Thursday, stepping up anti-corruption inquiries another notch.
Mr Li Chongxi was dismissed as chairman of the Sichuan province Political Consultative Conference - a debating chamber that is part of the Communist Party-controlled governmental structure - for "suspected severe violations of disciplines", the official Xinhua news agency said.
The phrase is commonly used as a euphemism for corruption.
Authorities were investigating "according to the procedure", Xinhua added, but gave no further details.