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China Corruption Blotter (January 13, 2014)

Huang Fengping, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, has been suspended and placed under investigation on suspicion of accepting bribes during drug procurements for Shanghai’s Huashan Hospital. He has also been implicated in GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) bribery investigation in China. One of Huang’s relatives worked for GSK China.

Chen Anzhong, deputy director of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress, has been dismissed after it was announced he is facing a disciplinary investigation. He is suspected of having helped private contractors secure government construction projects. He is also reportedly close to the self-proclaimed qigong master Wang Lin, who fled the mainland for Hong Kong to escape criminal charges including bribery and fraud.

Han Jiang, former deputy director of the People’s Congress in Nanshan district of Shenzhen city is on trial for taking over $988,000 from contractors in exchange for urban demolition and renovation projects. Shenzhen Nangang Industrial Co Ltd and Shenzhen Wanxia Industry Co Ltd are among the bribe-givers identified in court. Former vice president of the China Academy of Science and Technology Development, Tan Limin, was tried along with Han for accepting the bribes.

Zhang Jun, a senior judge and head of the third division of criminal cases in Hubei’s Higher People’s Court, has been sacked after he was seen entering and leaving a hotel with his alleged mistress in video footage released online. Zhang was reported involved in a long-term affair with the woman, a lawyer in a major firm. He has been placed under disciplinary investigation.

Wang Yang,former deputy secretary-general of Nanjing municipal government and former patroller of Nanjing Council for the Promotion of International Trade, has been charged with accepting bribes totaling $247,072 during his term as chairman of Nanjing Hexi New Town Assets Management Holdings Co Ltd. Wang allegedly abused his power to seek benefits for investors in urban construction projects.


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

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