Former party boss of China's Guangzhou accused of extortion

October 9, 2014 6:21 AM

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BEIJING - The former Chinese Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou has been expelled from the party after being accused of extortion, bribery and "visiting private clubs", state media said on Thursday, the latest official to fall in an anti-graft campaign.

Wan Qingliang was placed under investigation in June on suspicion of "serious disciplinary violations", the usual euphemism for graft.

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