Former mayor in Chinese port city of Ningbo to be prosecuted


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China’s ruling Communist Party, said the expelled Lu Ziyue, former Mayor of the Chinese port city of Ningbo would be prosecuted.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, on Tuesday said in Beijing that the party authorities in March announced an investigation into Lu Ziyue for suspected serious disciplinary violations.

The commission listed the allegations against Lu to include taking bribes, trading influence and money for sex, indulging in “superstitious activities” and violating rules on extravagance and use of private clubs.
It said that evidence all related funds and assets had been transferred to judicial authorities to be handled according to law.

Meanwhile, Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has warned that rampant corruption threatens the survival of the Communist Party.

He said that his anti-corruption campaign has brought down scores of top officials in the party, the government, military and state-owned companies.
Lu, 54, who spent his career in Zhejiang province south of Shanghai, was deputy secretary of the party’s Ningbo branch in addition to being mayor.

Ningbo and neighbouring Zhoushan are home to the world’s sixth biggest container port, according to 2013 data on the website of the World Shipping Council.

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