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Lu Wei, director of Cyberspace Administration of China, speaks at the closing ceremony of the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The former head of China's powerful internet regulator has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for corruption and will be prosecuted, the party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday.

Lu Wei was put under investigation in November.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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