Another high official demoted due to Bo Xilai


Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily says today, Luo Lin, director of State Administration of Work Safety was suddenly removed. Senior mediaman Chen Jieren says in his microblog that internal high-level sources reveal Luo will perhaps be transferred to the post of deputy director of China Co-op. Luo was demoted because of his misconduct in handling the landslide at Wulong Mountain, Chonqing in 2009 in which 10 people died and 64 were missing. The landslide was caused by illegal logging on the slope where logging was banned, but in order to please Bo Xilai, the then Chongqing Party boss, Luo who was in charge of the investigation, determined that the disaster was caused by nature instead illegal logging and understated the death toll.

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