- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Communist Party’s Organizational Department sacked a top leader for charges of “disciplinary violations,” state media reported.

Wang Suyi was fired from his leading role with the Inner Mongolia’s United Front Work Department, BBC reported.

China did not release additional details about the reason for his firing. But the term “serious disciplinary violations” is frequently cited as a reason to fire Chinese officials for corruption, BBC said.

Meanwhile, state media said that Mr. Wang’s mistress reported him to authorities on corruption and nepotism charges.

Mr. Wang is just the latest in a string of Communist Party officials who have been sent packing on corruption-related accusations in recent months.

China’s newest president, Xi Jinping, said fighting corruption was one of his top priorities. He has said that “corruption and bribe-taking by some party members and cadres” bring “severed challenges” to the Communist Party.

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