Zhejiang Provincial Communist Party Committee expelled from the Party Mr. Yang, a district Party Secretary in Wenzhou city. The Party committee also fired him from his position on the Wenzhou City Standing Committee. The disciplinary actions were prompted by Yang’s refusal to return to China from a September trip to Europe. The Party Committee determined that his unauthorized stay in Europe was in serious violations of the Party rules and has created bad influence.
Source: Xinhua, November 12, 2008