Li Keming, younger brother of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, has been removed from his position as vice director of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a statement from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The younger Li’s departure from position, often cited by observers as a conflict of interest between the government and the cigarette makers it regulates, comes as leaders consider increased smoking restrictions nationwide. He will instead take up a post with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. For more on China’s smoking problem, see CER’s interview with the World Health Organization’s representative in China.
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