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China Corruption Blotter (May 17, 2013)

According to online allegations, Tao Mingzhe, deputy director of Shenzhen (Guangdong Province) People’s Hospital’s anesthesiology department, took bribes worth millions of dollars from drug and medical device companies, and has two mistresses. Pharma companies allegedly paid for Tao to go on sightseeing trips and attend symposiums. He is being investigated by anti-corruption authorities. The hospital said Tao is still at his post.

Tang Jianhua, former deputy director of Chongqing municipal public security bureau, has been expelled from the Party and stripped of his posts for taking $2.75 million in bribes. Before his arrest in August 2012, Tang was commended for his contributions to Chongqing’s controversial “smash the black” organized-crime crackdown, orchestrated by now-infamous disgraced officials Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun.

Liu Jiakun, former Party secretary of Taihe County (Anhui Province) and deputy director of Fuyang People’s Congress Standing Committee, was sacked and placed under investigation for taking bribes from real estate developers when he served as director of Land and Resources Bureau in Fuyang city. Liu was also accused of keeping a mistress who accepted a “huge amount” of bribes.

Liang Hua, former general manager of state-owned Beijing 21st Century Audio and Video Co. Ltd, has been sentenced to 11 years for embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds. According to the indictment, in 1998 Liang used $40,537 in public funds as a personal stake in Beijing Kaihewen Trade Co. Ltd. In 2007, Liang reportedly embezzled $98,911 in public funds from his employer.

Xu Shuiyuan, Party secretary of Jiangxi Vocational College of Applied Engineering, was dismissed from office for fraudulent acquisition of state education subsidies. Xu allegedly fabricated school rolls to obtain $3 million in financial aid meant for needy students. Insiders said between 7,000 and 8,000 student names were fabricated.

Wang Jianshe, former secretary of Political and Legal Committee of Huangshan (Anhui Province) Party committee, was tried for taking over $810,700 in bribes and misappropriating $324,280 in public funds. According to procurators, Wang’s bribe-givers included Huangshan Shenhua Property Group, Shanghai Zhongweida Industrial Co. Ltd, Huangshan Shunxing Building & Installation Engineering Co. Ltd, Huangshan Huaxiang Real Estate Group Co. Ltd, and Huangshan Xin’an Real Estate Co. Ltd.

Wang Lin, president of Zhongyuan Township Central School in Qionghai (Hainan Province), was detained for questioning after publicly posted letters claimed he embezzled public funds and his wife had taken charge of the school’s supermarkets and canteen. Disciplinary authorities announced the school failed to pay invoices totaling over $810,400. Wang admitted he spent some public funds on gifts and banquets.


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

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