China Expels Former Interpol Chief From Communist Party for ‘Extravagant’ Spending
By Javier C. Hernández
The New York Times
March 27, 2019
The harsh punishment of Mr. Meng is probably an effort by Mr. Xi, China’s most powerful leader since Mao, to signal that political loyalty is paramount, experts said.
“This shows they’re much more insecure about their own domestic issues than sometimes we think,” said Julian G. Ku, a Hofstra University professor who studies China’s relationship with international law.
A version of this article appears in print on March 28, 2019, on Page A9 of the New York edition with the headline: China Punishes Former Interpol Chief for His ‘Extravagant Lifestyle’.
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