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China Corruption Blotter (July 5, 2013)

Kong Fantai, former deputy director of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission in Shandong Province, was sentenced to 12 years for taking $308,993 in bribes. Kong reportedly helped a Guangdong-based pharmaceutical company win a contract to supply animal vaccines and influenced local SOEs to deposit money with Qilu Bank on behalf of a Shanghai-based investment management firm. Kong also was charged with helping bribe-givers get jobs at SOEs.

Chen Zengming, former deputy finance chief of Nanjing (Jiangsu province) Hexi New City District Development Construction Office, stood trial for taking $676,698 in bribes from accounting firms and contractors seeking projects with his office. Chen also reportedly faked audit results for some construction companies that failed to submit all necessary information.

Yu Zhengui, former Party chief and deputy chairman of Science and Technology Association in Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, was tried for taking $218,934 in bribes from private investors including Xinjiang Yili Economic & Trade Co. Ltd and two contractors.

Feng Bailian, former deputy chief of Sinograin’s grain-storage centre in Beijing’s Miyun County, was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison for taking $95,986 in bribes from companies providing grain delivery service and grain storage facilities.

Wang Yong, secretary to former head of China’s National Energy Administration Liu Tienan, was detained for suspected involvement in Liu’s corruption scandal. Wang was Liu’s assistant since at least as far back as 2003. Wang is known for defending his employer’s reputation after journalist Luo Changping published damning articles about him on Weibo last December.

Cao Shujie, former deputy chief of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security’s general office, stood trial for claiming reimbursements for $21,150 worth of personal purchases.

Li Xueyuan, former deputy director of People’s Congress Standing Committee in Beijing’s Daxing district, received a life sentence for taking $1.6 million in bribes from at least 11 companies during his term as the district’s housing and urban construction chief. His bribe-givers reportedly include Beijing Tianheng Construction Engineering Co. Ltd., Beijing Wan Xing Building Group Co. Ltd., China Railway 17 Bureau Group Co. Ltd., and Beijing Meidan Food Co. Ltd.


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

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