Aug 18, 2011 02:05 PM

Ministry of Railways Spokesman Sacked


(Beijing) – China's Ministry of Railways said on August 16 that it had dismissed its spokesman, Wang Yongping. A source from the ministry said Wang has been appointed to the represent a railway construction project in Poland.

(Wang Yongping at a press conference on the July 23 train crash accident, July 24.)

Wang, the fourth senior official to be fired after the deadly train crash on July 23, stirred public ire at a press conference following the tragedy.

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