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China Corruption Blotter (August 1, 2014)

Duan Jianguo, head of Shanxi Provincial Transportation Department, has been dismissed from public post and expelled from the communist party for accepting bribes and abusing power.  Authorities confiscated Duan’s illicit gains worth nearly $2.8 million and transferred the case to judicial department for criminal charges.

Wu Yuhong, former head of Infrastructure Department at the Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, was found guilty of accepting bribes totalling $208,852 and sentenced to 11.5 years in jail. Wu took advantage of his position to seek infrastructure construction projects and procurement contracts for six enterprises, including Huasheng Fujitec Elevator Co Ltd and Beijing Haocheng Oil & Gas Technology Co Ltd.

Xu Gefei, party chief and general manager of China Grain Reserve Corporation’s Jilin provincial branch, has been stripped of his party membership over abuse of power which has caused huge losses for state assets.

Lin Fenqiang, former director of the Hohhot Railways Bureau in Inner Mongolia region, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for accepting bribes worth $11.23 million. Lin was linked to former railway minister Liu Zhijun who was given a suspended death sentence last year. Lin alleged arranged railway cargo shipments for Ding Shumiao, chairwoman of Beijing Boyou Investment Management Co.

Gao Shaopeng, former deputy secretary of Dongguan city’s Political and Law Commission in Guangdong province, has been sentenced to seven years and six months for accepting $281,418 in bribes from businessman Xu Runbao. Xu, the chairman of Dongguan Jietong Paper Products Co Ltd, bribed Gao to monopolize local waste recycling contracts. Xu was jailed for two years and six months.

Zhang Aimin, former head of the surgical department at Beijing Changping District Maternity and Children Health Hospital, was sentenced to ten years and three months in jail for accepting kickbacks totaling $38,594 from drug sales representatives in exchange for drug prescriptions. The hospital’s drug procurement head, Wang Li, received a 10-year jail term for accepting kickbacks along with Zhang.


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

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