Governor of Major China Province Removed for 'Disloyalty'

February 5, 2016 4:22 AM

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The governor of a major Chinese province has been removed from his post over accusations of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party.

Sichuan Governor Wei Hong's removal comes amid a climate of growing political intolerance under President and party chief Xi Jinping. Xi is seen as nurturing a nascent personality cult similar to that of the founder of the communist state, Mao Zedong.

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