China axes Guangzhou officials for destroying thousands of banyan trees

//China axes Guangzhou officials for destroying thousands of banyan trees

China axes Guangzhou officials for destroying thousands of banyan trees

Ten officials in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, including its deputy mayor, have been axed or disciplined for chopping down thousands of the city’s banyan trees.Chinese state media reported on Monday that more than 4,000 mature trees were felled in the city, the capital of Guangdong province, despite community opposition to the destruction.The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection – the Communist Party’s watchdog – said the act “has caused grave negative impacts and irreparable…

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