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Now-deposed Liu Zhijun oversaw China's rapid expansion of high-speed rail but, in the process, Communist Party brass says he relied on bribes and turned a blind eye to construction shortcuts that have led to deadly accidents.

China’s Communist Party has expelled a once-powerful former railways minister accused of serious corruption, state-run media report.

Liu Zhijun is under investigation for embezzling more than $120m (£76.52m) while overseeing China’s high-speed rail network, Xinhua says.

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