Guangdong has formally sacked a former police chief as the chairman of its top political advisory body and removed him from all official positions after media reports that he was under investigation for corruption. Authorities did not disclose the exact reason behind Chen Shaoji's dismissal in the brief notice. But it quoted other members of the Guangdong committee for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference as saying that they fully supported the decision and pledged to fight corruption. A former colleague of Chen's, Wang Huayuan, chief of the disciplinary body in Zhejiang province , was also sacked. A celebrated Guangdong anchorwoman alleged to be Chen's mistress was detained this week and placed under investigation for suspected corruption, newspapers reported yesterday. Reports said Li Yong, 33, of Guangdong Television Station, was arrested and placed under an internal party disciplinary procedure when she tried to flee to Hong Kong with a foreign passport. She was allegedly involved in criminal activities in Hong Kong and Macau, through illegal businesses run by her alleged lover, Chen. Mainland reports said her involvement with criminal activities was the main reason she was detained because disciplinary bodies rarely investigate mistresses of corrupt officials. Guangdong Television Station refused to disclose further information about Li's detention, but it ordered her picture, profile and related reports deleted from its website. Li's broadcasting career grew quickly since she moved to Guangzhou from the northeastern province of Jilin in 2000. Before her detention, she was lead anchorwoman for the provincial television station and won Guangdong's top broadcasting prize in 2004. The Communist Party's anti-graft officers detained Chen after an investigation into alleged financial misconduct by billionaire Wong Kwong-yu, the founder of Gome electrical appliances, widened to include political figures from Guangdong. Sources said Chen protected the illegal gambling interests carried out on vessels at sea, and clamped down on gangsters for the sake of different criminal groups.