By Tom Bannister
A Xinjiang municipal police chief has been fired following accusations that he gave jobs to his twin sister-mistresses. Qi Fang was the director of the Public Security Bureau in Wusu City and came under intense scrutiny when someone released details of the affair online. They also posted a photo of the twins that escaped censorship to become hugely circulated by Chinese netizens. Xinhua reports that the online exposé also made other claims
The post also claims that Qi rent a high-end apartment unit for the sisters in downtown Wusu and reimbursed the rent as an official expense. An official with Tacheng prefecture committee on Sunday said that “part of the online allegations” were true but many claims and details “remain unverified.” But the official did not elaborate on what allegations had been verified.
The police chief’s dismissal is the latest in a recent spate of netizen-initiated anti-corruption investigations. The departing Qi Fang follows hot on the heels of Yuan Zhanting, Zhou Weisi, and Zhu Ruifeng.