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China removes 45 members of the National People’s Congress in unprecedented vote-buying scandal

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
ll of the lawmakers who were expelled came from the northeastern province of Liaoning and are accused of bribing their way into the 3,000-member legislative body, which is made up primarily of members who are elected by lower-ranking organizations.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.