China Punishes 66 Public Servants for Deadly Changsha Building Collapse
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China has punished 66 public servants including provincial officials after an investigation found them responsible for a building that collapsed in the central city of Changsha last year, killing 54 people, most of whom were college students.
Zheng Jianxin, the mayor of Hunan province’s capital, has been removed from office by provincial authorities, and four mid-level officials — the mayor of Chongqing municipality, the former head of the Hunan provincial legislature and the party chiefs of Changsha and Guiyang — have received demerits from China’s top graft watchdog, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.
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