One of China’s richest women ousted from top political body
Published on Feb 21, 2014 1:47 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - A businesswoman ranked as one of the 50 wealthiest in China has been ousted from a senior political organisation, with state media on Friday pointing to her links to a former high-ranking official facing graft allegations.
Liu Yingxia, who was listed as China’s 46th richest woman with assets of 4 billion yuan (S$830 million) by wealth publisher the Hurun Report last year, was removed as a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the Xinhua news agency reported late Thursday.
The CPPCC is a debating chamber that is part of the Communist Party-controlled governmental structure and usually meets once a year in March.
Xinhua described her as its “most pretty” member at a previous meeting.
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