“Shameless” and “two-faced”: China’s astonishing rebuke of its former internet czar

China’s former internet czar was expelled from the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for corruption, the party’s top graft-busting agency said yesterday (Feb. 13).

Lu Wei, 58, has headed China’s powerful Cyberspace Administration since its launch in 2014, until he unexpectedly stepped down from his post in June 2016. He was put under investigation for corruption in November. Yesterday’s announcement (link in Chinese) from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (

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