Senior Chinese official sacked over sex scandal

Senior Chinese official sacked over sex scandal

A senior Chinese official has been sacked for "improper lifestyle" after a jilted lover detailed their alleged affair in a lengthy online post, state media reported.

Yi Junqing, head of the Party's compilation and translation bureau, had been removed from the post for his "improper lifestyle", State-run Xinhua news agency reported.
55-year-old Yi, who had a rank equivalent to vice minister, was working with the bureau since 2010.

The bureau's many duties included research into Marxism and its development, and preparing foreign translations of important documents.

He was removed after Chang Yan, a postdoctoral researcher at the bureau, in her blog posting topping 100,000 written characters recounted 17 incidents about the affair.

Chang a married woman from Shanxi Province also claimed to offered Yi large sums of money to obtain a Beijing 'hukou', a permanent residence permit, but failed.
She said Yi had at least two other mistresses.

After she found Yi couldn't help her get the permit, Yi offered her one million yuan (USD 1.60 lakhs) compensation, state run reported.

Chang also e-mailed the account to colleagues in the bureau but later deleted her allegations. She had made it up saying that she had been suffering from depression due to pressure of work.

An online apology posted in place of her article read: "In my spare time I put together a work of fiction. I suffered serious depression ... and regularly sank into a state of delusion and even fantasy."

The fall of Yi, comes as the Communist Party's new leaders have started crackdown on corruption. Since taking charge in November, the new Party leaders have stressed that corruption is a scourge, with Party chief Xi Jinping saying it could "kill the Party."

A number of lower-level officials have been shamed in the media, with one facing investigation for allegedly keeping twins as mistresses and another sacked after a sex video spread online.