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China Corruption Blotter (June 20, 2014)

Tan Qiwei, the deputy director of Chongqing Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee, is being investigated for discipline violations. He worked under then Chongqing secretary Bo Xilai from 2006 to 2013. Sources said that Tan could be involved in embezzlement of resettlement funds for the Three Gorges Dam project.

Liao Shaohua, the party secretary of Zunyi city in Guizhou Province, has been stripped of his party membership and dismissed from public office. Discipline investigations found that Liao had sought profits for others in exchange for bribes and abused his power causing huge loss of state treasure. He will be transferred to judicial organs for criminal charges.

Huang Yongyue, the party chief of Yongfu County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been sacked for violating the party’s anti-extravagance rule. The dismissal follows online allegations that Huang has distributed more than $160,000 in cash and gifts to 26 local officials ahead of the Spring Festival. The county’s discipline inspection commission secretary, Jing Cuiyan, was also sacked.

Chen Jianbo and Deng Guoyi, respectively party chief and government head of Shenzhen Township in Gaozhou City, Guangdong province, have been suspended and placed under investigation for dereliction of duty linked to a bridge collapse disaster that killed 11 people. Initial investigation found the bridge was constructed illegally without government approval, proper design and quality check.

Chen Daoyi, former deputy chief of Longgang Land Planning and Resources Commission, stood retrial for taking $163,700 in bribes to approve land for property developers. After being sentenced to 10 years in prison at his first trial last year, Chen appealed and requested leniency, saying he had donated most of his bribes to charitable causes. Alleged bribe-givers include Luo Lieding, chairman of Shenzhen Xuyuan Investment Co., and Zhuang Xiaokua, chairman of Shenzhen Chenghai Investment and Development Co.

Fan Hongwei, former deputy director of Public Security Bureau in Changzhi city, Shanxi province, has been dismissed and placed under discipline investigation for holding several fake identities. The investigation was triggered by online allegations that he counterfeited eight ID cards to hide and transfer illicit gains.


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

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