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China Corruption Blotter (July 28, 2014)

Yang Pingluo, former general engineer at Yueyang City Environmental Monitoring Center, Hunan province, committed suicide by jumping from the 13th floor of his office building. Yang said in a note left before his death that his superiors forced him to be accountable for a corruption case. Local discipline authorities are investigating the organization for potential corruption.

A court in Jiangsu province has fined Qidong Jinyangguang Solid Waste Disposal Co Ltd a total of $24,156 for paying bribes to government officials to escape environmental pollution penalties. The company’s former legal representative, only identified as Xu, was sentenced to two years in prison. 

Zhang Ming, deputy chief of Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, has been expelled from the party and removed from office for accepting bribes to seek benefits for others. He will be handed over to judicial organs for criminal investigation.

Mao Zhigang, former chairman of Bank of Chengdu Co Ltd, has been charged for accepting cash and gifts over $3.5 million to help bribe-givers secure bank loans and IT projects.

Han Lifeng, former president of Beijing Rural Commercial Bank’s branch in Pinggu district, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for taking more than $2.1 million in bribes from two real estate companies to help them obtain bank loans or delay loan-repayment. The alleged bribe givers are Beijing Chunguang Real Estate Development Co Ltd and Beijing Tianrun Land Real Estate Group Co Ltd.

The former general manger of state-owned Hainan Huashan Real Estate Development Co, surnamed Li, received a six-year jail term for embezzling and misappropriating public funds. Li was placed under corruption investigation in 2013 after the company’s employees revealed his misconducts to authorities.


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

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