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Liaoning’s bribe-paying business leaders stoked Beijing’s fury by buying their way into legislature to shut out centrally backed candidates

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nraged by the apparent disregard for their choice of representatives for the northeastern province in 2013, top Communist Party leaders launched an investigation that eventually led to the expulsion of 45 of Liaoning's National People's Congress deputies, sources say.
8 months ago
Sky Canaves
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.
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