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C China vice-mayor arrested for corruption

Updated: 2013-10-23 16:13
( Xinhua)

CHANGSHA - The vice-mayor of Changning in Central China's Hunan province has been arrested for abuse of power and taking bribes, the provincial procuratorate said on 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, procuratorate sources told Xinhua.

Xie is also suspected of taking bribes.

A further investigation into the case is underway.

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

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