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12.17.2012 15:24

Former Mayor of Chengdu Is Focus of Graft Investigation

Li Chuncheng kicked out of Communist Party over land auction that had only one bidder and lasted six minutes
By staff reporters Wang Chen, He Xin and Zhu Yishi
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A land auction is at the center of an investigation focusing on a former Chengdu mayor, Li Chuncheng. The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog is probing Li, who was ousted as the Sichuan Province deputy party chief and removed from party ranks.

Li served in November as a Central Committee alternate at the 18th party congress, a sign his political career had been rising.

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