• In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, Sichuan Gov. Wei Hong, center, attends the opening ceremony of an agriculture expo in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province. Wei  has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult. The deposed governor joins a long list of those sidelined in a sweeping crackdown on dissent, civil society and corrupt officials. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    China governor fired for ‘disloyalty’ as Xi tightens grip

    BEIJING (AP) — The governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult.