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China Corruption Blotter (November 28, 2014)

Huang Fengyan, head of the Jiangxi Province Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Bureau, has been sacked and placed under disciplinary investigation for accepting gift cash of $654. Huang’s deputes Zhang Jingyi and Qiu Shuiping were also sacked for accepting gift cash of $327 each.

Xu Jing, former discipline inspection chief of the Metallurgy Industry Management Office in Hengyang city (Hunan province), was tried for bribery, dereliction and abuse of power. Xu accepted bribes of $629,390 and neglected his duty in overseeing the energy-saving funds, resulting in $193,000 loss for the state.

Yang Haihong, former deputy inspection head of the Longnan City Local Taxation Bureau, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for taking bribes of $81,770 from Gansu Haosen Mining Co Ltd, in return to help the company evade taxes.  Yang also bribed his subordinates for their conspiracy in the scheme.

Lancoo Group Co Ltd has been fined $65,418 for paying bribes of $258,400 to government officials in exchange for their help in business expansion. The company’s legal representative, only identified as Zhang, was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in jail.

Lin Junhong, former marketing director of Casio Business and Trade (Guangzhou) Co Ltd, was retried for taking kickbacks of $474,282 from Shanghai Weijie Exhibition Design Co Ltd in exchange for designing contracts. Lin appealed against her eight-year sentence initially handed down by a Guangzhou court.

Sun Xiaoli, former investment division head at the Ministry of Land and Resources’ Planning Department, received a ten-year jail term over bribery crime. She accepted cash and gifts worth $54,300 offered by Shandong Ranggurong Investment Holdings Group, Zhong Di Bao Lian (Beijing) Construction Project Co Ltd and Heihe City Thermal Power Plant to facilitate approvals for their projects. Sun has appealed her conviction.


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

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