One of China’s most prominent politicians, Bo Xilai, has been removed as Communist Party boss in the city of Chongqing following a scandal.
The 62-year-old was a strong contender for promotion to China’s top leadership in party changes due later this year.
However, a scandal erupted when his former chief of police spent a day at a United States consulate last month.
The flamboyant Bo Xilai is the nearest thing China has to a Western-style politician, correspondents say.
Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang will replace him, state news agency Xinhua said.
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