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China Corruption Blotter (October 31, 2014)

Guangzhou Research Institute of Forestry Landscape Construction Co Ltd and Guangzhou Forest Park Landscape Design Institute have been fined $3,265 and $4,080 respectively for bribing government officials in exchange for landscaping projects. Feng Jianjun, deputy general manager of the company and president of the institute, received a three-year jail term for paying bribes to seek benefits for the entities and himself.

Zhu Jiadong, former head of Shantou city Urban Planning Bureau, was tried for taking bribes. He denied in his trial that he had accepted over $243,245 offered by 11 property developers in exchange for project approvals.

Chen Jianhua, former deputy head of Haijing Neighborhood at Shenzhen’s Haishan Sub-district, was sentenced to two year in jail after being found guilty of paying bribes. A total of $15,100 was paid by Chen as kickbacks to custom officials who in return allowed Chen’s illegally overloaded vehicles to pass custom checks.

Former chairman of Anhui Kangyuan Power Group Co Ltd, Li Zhen, was tried for taking bribes and embezzling public funds involving a total of $3.7 million.  Li embezzled company funds while heading the Lu’an Mingdu Real Estate Development Co Ltd.

Cui Zhanjun, former president of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau’s Police Training School, and Yang Weiguo, head of the school’s admin division, were tried for taking bribes of $163,260 and $26,122 respectively from construction contractors seeking projects with the school.

A female drug sales representative for Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, surnamed Wang, was sentenced to one year and nine months in jail after she was found guilty of offering gifts and kickbacks to doctors to boost drug sales in Zhangzhou city (Fujian province).


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

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