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China Corruption Blotter (January 18, 2013)

Former Haikou City (Hainan Province) Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) director Wang Tingxiong was recently sentenced to ten years for corruption involving $22,400. Wang allegedly took bribes from agency vendors as well as tenants of a building owned by the Haikou AIC.

Li Cai, former police inspector of Hujiamiao police station (under Shaanxi Province, Xi’an City Public Security Bureau Xincheng branch), was handed 13 years for dereliction of duty, corruption, and embezzlement. Prosecutors said Li encouraged policemen to collect fines illegally, and gave them a cut of the take. This reportedly resulted in officers Liu Fengjie, Bai Gengui, and Wang Ruicheng collaborating with local prostitutes to shake down johns.

Li Qun, assistant manager of Fuyang City (Anhui Province) Agricultural Bank of China branch, could be facing nine years in jail for running a Ponzi scheme involving $310.6 million. From 1990 to 2009, Li allegedly used her position at the bank to attract deposits and loan them out, with high interest as bait. Li surrendered to police after finding herself unable to repay her con’s $14.4 million shortfall.

After serving just 49 days as mayor of Luohe City (Henan Province), Lyu Qinghai was recently given “double expulsion” (from Party membership and official posts) and awaits judicial proceedings. Over his 23-year career, Lyu reportedly accepted $1.93 million in bribes from developers seeking contracts and speedy subsidy payments, as well as individuals angling for jobs and promotions.

The Dongguan City (Guangdong Province) Commission for Discipline Inspection is reportedly investigating an allegation that Dongkeng Town’s Public Security Bureau director, identified only as Wu, also owns a real-estate development company. Chinese media reported the company had constructed a row of business shop houses on a plot allocated for public housing, with Wu’s name listed as owner.

According to the Shenzhen Municipal Procuratorates official microblog account, Shenzhen Nanshan District National People’s Congress deputy director Han Jiang was detained for corruption. The announcement said Han was arrested based on evidence from the Shenzhen Commission for Discipline Inspection. No specific charges were mentioned.


Chua Guan Cheong is a senior journalist with ethiXbase and the China Compliance Digest.

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