Vice mayor in China arrested for graft

Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) The vice mayor of Changning city in China's Hunan province was arrested for abuse of power and taking bribes, the provincial procuratorate said Wednesday.

Xie Yangdang, 48, is accused of exceeding his remit in trying to exempt a real estate company from paying land fees it had evaded, reported Xinhua citing sources.

Xie is also suspected of taking bribes.

A further investigation into the case is under way.

In August, the provincial discipline inspection commission of the Communist Party of China said on its website that Xie was under investigation along with another four officials in Hengyang city.

Changning is under the administration of Hengyang.


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