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China Corruption Blotter (January 2, 2015)

Zhang Yi, former assistant economist at China Railway Import & Export Co., was jailed for life for arranging railway transportation for Shanxi Zhongdi Coal Transport & Sales Co.’s Yangquan branch, in exchange for bribes over $1.6 million.

He Biao, party chief and general manager of Guangdong Branch of China Unicom, was given party and administrative disciplinary punishment for taking first-class flights too often last year, which violated the party’s anti-extravagance rules

Wang Jun, former deputy chief of Songjiang district in Shanghai, was sentenced to 10 years for helping people in securing jobs, engineering projects and banking business in return of bribes worth $312,372.

Yao Xueping, former deputy general manager of state-owned Anhui LiangHuai Geologic Foundation Engineering Co., has been charged with accepting $155,370 in bribes and embezzling $114,480 in public funds. Yao sub-contracted engineering projects to private investors in exchange for bribes.

Former Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye has been charged with taking bribes estimated to be above $3.3 million. Ji is reportedly close to a number of private investors including chairman of Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Co Ltd, Zhu Xingliang, and chairman of Jiangsu Wuzhong Industrial Co Ltd, Zhu Tianxiao.

Ma Xiangdong, head of the political affairs department in the Political Studies Institute in Nanjing, was detained for allegedly enrolling students in army universities in exchange for bribes.


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

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