Deputy Mayor of Chongqing Wang Lijun reads documents as he attends ...
Feb 8th, 2012
(Reuters) - Deputy Mayor of Chongqing Wang Lijun reads documents as he attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, in Chongqing municipality, January 7, 2012. A deputy mayor of Chongqing in the southwest China has gone on leave due to overwork, the city government said on Wednesday in the face of widespread talk across the Chinese Internet that he faced a corruption investigation and had even sought refuge at a U.S. consulate. Even if false, the rumours accumulating around deputy mayor Wang Lijun could be an embarrassing blow to the Communist Party secretary of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, who is widely seen as campaigning for a place in the party's next central leadership, which will be settled by late 2012. Picture taken January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA -
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