Mayor of Zhuhai expelled, removed
Li Zezhong, former mayor of Zhuhai, Guangdong province, was expelled from the Communist Party of China and removed from public office, according to a statement by the province’s commission for discipline inspection on its website on Wednesday. The authorities also confiscated Li’s illegal assets and transferred him to the procuratorate for prosecution. Li, 48, had also been deputy Party chief of the city. He was placed under investigation by the provincial-level disciplinary watchdog for alleged “serious violations of discipline and law”. He also resisted the investigation, the website said. Li was found to have taken bribes and abused power to seek benefits for others, which caused great economic loss to the country. He also used public funds to reimburse personal expenses and was involved in illegal profit-making activities. Li became Zhuhai mayor in May 2017.