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China Corruption Blotter (December 5, 2014)

Yan Xiuyun, former head of oncology department at Fangshan District Liangxiang Hospital in Beijing, received kickbacks of $119,388 offered by a sales agent from Shanxi Zhendong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, in return to prescribe the company’s drugs. Yan was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in jail.

Wei Lisheng, former deputy secretary-general of Lu’an city government in Anhui province, has been charged with accepting cash and gifts worth over $586,800 offered by property developers including Anhui Tiancheng Construction Ltd and Anhui Shenghong Construction Engineering Ltd.

Yang Xianjing, former deputy head of the Anhui Provincial Department of Land and Resources, was jailed for life for accepting over $2.7 million in bribes, mostly offered by the chairman of Anhui Dachang Mining Group, Ji Lichang. Yang helped Ji obtain mining permit and protected him from illegal mining penalties, causing a loss of $304 million in state assets.

Zhenjiang GoldNT Software Co Ltd has been fined $81,772 for offering $261,673 in bribes to government officials in exchange for state funds. The company’s legal representative, only identified as Ding, was exempted from criminal punishment for turning himself in.

Pan Yinmiao, former head of the propaganda and education division under Beijing Municipal Commission of Population and Family Plannin, was given a 5-year jail term after being found guilty of embezzling $ 22,400 in public funds through inflating conference expenditures.

Ma Ji, former chairman of Supervisory Board for Key Large State-Owned Enterprises in Ningxia region, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for accepting bribes of $462,392 from 2001 to 2013.


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

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