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China Corruption Blotter (April 25, 2014)

Deng Bingqiu, former vice-chairman of the People’s Political Consultative Conference of Huizhou City, Guangdong province, has been expelled from the party and dismissed from his office for violations of party discipline and laws. Deng was accused of accepting a large amount of bribes and moral decadence. He will be transferred to the judicial organ for criminal investigation and possible charges.

Liang Jingli, board chairman of Guangxi Liuzhou Iron and Steel (Group) Co, has been expelled from the party and dismissed from his office for corruption. Liang was accused of embezzling public funds, taking large sums of bribes, and running private companies in violation of party disciplines.

The former deputy chief of the Internet supervision police team of Haikou city (Hainan province), surnamed Wei, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for deleting online posts for others in exchange for bribes. The police officer allegedly earned more than $112,725 from 11 people to delete online posts for them from 2009 to 2012.

Yao Mugen, vice-governor of east China’s Jiangxi Province, has been put under discipline investigation for unspecified malpractice. Local media disclosed that Yao’s downfall could be linked to his corruption and abuse of power in water conservancy projects bidding and materials procurement.

The former deputy manager of marketing department at the Shanghai branch of state-owned China Railway International Multimodal Transport Co Ltd, surnamed Chen, was sentenced to five years in prison for bribery. Chen is guilty of taking $21,335 in bribes from Shanghai Hongsheng Transport Co Ltd, in return to introduce shipments business and reduce government charges for the private company.

Chen Lianggang, former head of Anhui Provincial Department of Land and Resources, has been charged with taking bribes worth more than $1.5 million. Chen allegedly abused his power to help companies and individuals obtain land-use permits, mining permits, project contracts and job promotions.  Anhui Huaxin Property Development Co Ltd and Anhui Jiangnan Land Reclamation and Rearrangement Co Ltd are among the alleged bribe-givers.


Hui Zhi is the Senior Manager for Content for the China Compliance Digest.

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