China Sacks Police Chief Of Vice Hub In Prostitution Scandal

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February 14, 2014 AT 6:58 AM
The Chinese government on Friday sacked the police chief of the southern "sin city" of Dongguan following a candid report by the state broadcaster on the underground sex industry there, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Yan Xiaokang, who was also Dongguan's vice mayor, was removed from his posts for dereliction of duty, Xinhua said, quoting Communist Party officials in Guangdong Province. China outlawed prostitution after the Communist revolution in 1949, but it returned with a vengeance following landmark economic reforms three decades ago, and has helped fuel a rise in HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.