Former Deputy Navy Commander Expelled from Chinese Parliament

Chinese state media say the former deputy commander of the country's navy has been expelled from parliament on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

The official Xinhua news agency reports the National People's Congress accepted Wang Shouye's resignation from his post as deputy to the congress Thursday.

In his resignation letter, Wang said he was no longer qualified to work with the N.P.C. since he had been removed from the People's Liberation Army earlier this year due to his involvement in economic crimes.

Xinhua says Wang was removed from the post of deputy navy commander because he had accepted bribes.

The report says two other N.P.C. deputies were removed Thursday accused of illegal business operations.