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Four approved as lawmakers by China's national legislature
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  BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Saturday approved the membership of four new national lawmakers.

  Zhang Qingwei, Xia Baolong, Lu Xinshe and Jiang Dingzhi, who are respectively the acting provincial governors of Hebei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hainan, were approved as deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC).

  The four were elected into NPC deputies through by-elections organized by the standing committees of local provincial people's congresses in September.

  Also on Saturday, Yang Hongwei, former head of the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture government of Yunnan Province, was expelled from the national legislature.

  Yang, who owned more than 20 properties including six in Australia, was accused of taking bribes, drug abuse as well as living a "lax lifestyle."

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