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Beijing party chief set to be replaced: report

Cai Qi criticized for clearing out dwellings of low-income workers

Cai Qi

BEIJING -- The Communist Party chief overseeing the Chinese capital will soon be removed from his post following a stint that only began last year, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Friday.

Cai Qi, a longtime ally of President Xi Jinping, was appointed to the city's top position -- party secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee -- in May. He later drew criticism for the mass evictions of low-income workers following a deadly fire.

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