|Disgraced deputy national police chief Li Dongsheng sacked
Li Dongsheng, former vice minister of public security, has been formally removed from office, according to an announcement by the State Council.
The deputy national police chief, Li, was investigated for suspected serious disciplinary and law violations last December.
He was a key aide to former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.
The State Council also announced a number of appointments and removals of government officials.
Zhang Yanzhen was appointed vice minister of justice.
Wang Changshun was appointed vice minister of transport, replacing Gao Hongfeng.
Fu Kui becomes deputy head of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, replacing Cui Hairong.
Moreover, Zhai Jun will no longer hold his post as vice foreign minister, and Xu Lingyi, deputy head of State Bureau for Letters and Calls, has also been removed from his post.—Xinhua/The Standard