The Straits Times
Published on Feb 05, 2013

China police chief accused of having 192 houses


BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese police chief is alleged to have had at least 192 houses and a fake identity card, state media said on Tuesday, the latest in a number of similar cases that have sparked outrage online.

Mr Zhao Haibin, a senior police official in Lufeng in the southern province of Guangdong, was reported by a businessman to have accumulated the properties under his name and his company's, the Guangzhou Daily said.

The businessman, Huang Kunyi - who was involved in a dispute with the officer - also said Mr Zhao used a fake identity card to record a different name on company documents, the newspaper reported.

Authorities cancelled the false card after Mr Huang's report in 2011, it added.