February 13, 2018 / 10:41 AM / 6 months ago

China's former chief of internet regulator expelled from Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) - The former head of China’s powerful internet regulator has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for corruption and will be prosecuted, the party’s anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO - Lu Wei, director of Cyberspace Administration of China, speaks at the closing ceremony of the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Lu Wei was put under investigation in November.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie

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