February 13, 2018 / 10:38 AM / 9 months ago

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

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

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.

Lu Wei was put under investigation in November.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie

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