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One of China’s richest women ousted from top political body

Published on Feb 21, 2014 1:47 PM
 
One of China's 50 richest women, Liu Yingxia has been ousted from top political organisation Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference with state media on Feb 21, 2014 pointing to her links to a former high-ranking official facing graft allegations. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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