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China appoints new Communist Party boss for Tianjin

The Great Hall of the People, where the Chinese Communist Party plenum is being held, is seen behinds red flags in Tiananmen square in Beijing November 12, 2013.The Great Hall of the People, where the Chinese Communist Party plenum is being held, is seen behinds red flags in Tiananmen square in Beijing November 12, 2013.BEIJING, Sept 13 — China has appointed former Communist Party secretary of Hubei province Li Hongzhong as the new party chief for the northeastern city of Tianjin, the official Xinhua news agency said today.

The move comes days after China's ruling Communist Party said that Huang Xingguo, the mayor and acting Communist Party chief in Tianjin was being investigated on suspicion of corruption.

Huang was also removed from his post as mayor, Xinhua said in a brief article. — Reuters 

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