The mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing has been removed from his post for corruption, state media said, the latest official to fall foul of a crackdown on graft.

Ji Jianye was fired for “suspected serious disciplinary violations”, the Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, using a term that typically refers to the corruption that has become endemic in China. The decision was made by the Organisation Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, it said…