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Key figure in China's political tumult quits post

 FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, police chief Wang Lijun attends a press conference in southwestern China's Chongqing city. Chinese state med...

China Political Scandal

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, police chief Wang Lijun attends a press conference in southwestern China's Chongqing city. Chinese state med...

Chinese state media say the man crucial to the fall of a prominent Chinese politician has resigned from the national legislature, a sign that he might be a step closer to trial.
The official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday that Wang Lijun, former police chief of south China's metropolis Chongqing, resigned from his post as a delegate to the National People's Congress.
Wang has been under investigation after he made a shocking visit to a U.S. Consulate in the nearby city Chengdu in January. Wang is thought to have divulged information unfavorable to Bo Xilai, then the city's party chief.
Bo was later sacked from his job and is under investigation for unspecified violations. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, is a suspect in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.


Updated : 2021-06-24 23:24 GMT+08:00