Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye was seized by Communist Party disciplinary officials on Wednesday, Oct. 16 as part of a graft investigation. He has been taken to Beijing for questioning. State-run newspaper People’s Daily alleges that Ji’s long-term urban renovation project for Nanjing allowed him to take kickbacks from developers. The paper cites an anonymous source, who claims Ji’s graft may exceed 20 million yuan (nearly $3.3 million). Ji’s is the latest case in an ongoing campaign, spearheaded by Beijing, to root out official corruption in all levels of the government. (New York Times, South China Morning Post, Reuters, Oct. 16; Global Times, People’s Daily, Oct. 17, 2013)