Wang Lijun, deputy Mayor of Chongqing off work because of severe discomfort

Chongqing Government Information Office announced today, Wang Lijun (王立军), deputy Mayor of Chongqing, has suffered from emotional tension and severe discomfort after long-term overload of work. He is receiving treatment for now.

Wang has been stripped of his police chief duties and reassigned to a mixed portfolio that includes education and the environment. He was representative of 14th, 16th CPC National Congress, and representative of the 11th National People’s Congress.

The U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Secretary Richard Buangan was asked on Twitter for the incident last night, and he refused to comment.