China investigates Chongqing policeman Wang Lijun:
Chinese authorities say they are investigating after one of the country's top police chiefs spent a day at a US consulate, state media reports.
Wang Lijun entered the consulate in Chengdu on Monday and left the following day, Xinhua news agency said.
The US State Department earlier confirmed Mr Wang had visited, fuelling speculation he had been seeking asylum.
Mr Wang gained national recognition after spearheading a crackdown on organised crime in Chongqing. But he was removed from his post and is now on leave because of "stress", according to Chinese officials.I BETCHYA HE FOUND THE CORRUPTION RAN RIGHT UP TO THE HIGHEST ECHELONS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY.
Wang, 52, headed Chongqing’s police force from 2009 until last week, overseeing a crackdown on gangs that raised the profile of his patron Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s Communist Party secretary.
Wang’s loss of his police portfolio and the Feb. 8 announcement that he was undergoing treatment for stress, indicate that China’s leaders have spurned Bo and his development model, which focused on increased state-led social spending, political analyst Li Cheng said in an e-mail.
“The Chongqing model is over,” Li, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Brookings Institution, said in reference to Bo’s strategy, which also included a resurgence of songs and sayings lionizing socialism and Chairman Mao Zedong. “It means a landscape change in Chinese elite politics.”STAY TUNED...