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China Corruption Blotter (April 5, 2013)

In Nanjing city (Jiangsu Province), eight public vehicles were reportedly used to drive public officials to worship the dead on China’s Tomb Sweeping Day. The driver of Nanjing Commission Office for Public Security Reform was suspended from duty for one month and fined $80 for misusing the organization’s vehicle. An employee of state-owned Nanjing Water Group Limited was dismissed from his leadership position and fined $16.

Wu Kaifeng, former secretary-general of Wenzhou (Zhejiang province) municipal party committee, has been removed from his post and placed under investigation after someone claiming to be his ex-mistress alleged he paid her a $32,146 “breakup fee” after she became pregnant. 

Shang Wei, a former deputy mayor of Shaoguan city (Guangdong Province), has been expelled from the Party and transferred to judicial organs on suspicion of taking bribes, embezzling public funds, and sexual misconduct. Shang was in charge of housing construction and urban development projects before he was dismissed.

Former Director of the General Office of state-owned Hubei Post Company, surnamed Sha, was handed 15 years for embezzling more than $160,760 and having unexplained family assets worth more than $803,800. Sha was accused of using faked advertising contracts and reimbursement invoices to facilitate her embezzlement.

Chen Daoyi, former Deputy Director of Longgang Urban Management Bureau, a sub-bureau of Shenzhen Municipal Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission, has been detained in a corruption probe. Disciplinary officials confirmed  a whistleblower’s report that Chen took bribes, and transferred his case to judicial authorities. Chen was in charge of land usage and managing records of public lands. The bribe giver, surnamed Huang, was also detained.

Liu Rensheng, former Deputy General Manager of Shanxi Lu’an Mining (Group) Co., Ltd., was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and had his personal wealth confiscated. Liu was found guilty of accepting $7.4 million in bribes and numerous gifts, embezzlement, and owning large amounts of unexplained assets. His wife Li Linying was given a ten-year sentence; his son Liu Zhun received one and a half years.

Lu Yingming, former Deputy Director of the Water Resources Department of Guangdong Province, is being investigated for allegedly accepting an estimated $3.2 million in bribes to illegally approve extension of sand mining permission for some companies, resulting in serious environmental damage to Xijiang River and huge economic losses to the state.


Hui Zhi is a Senior China Analyst with ethiXbase and the China Compliance Digest.

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