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China Corruption Blotter (January 30, 2015)

Shao Juntao, general manager of the No.1 branch of Guangxi Longlin-Baise Expressway Development Co Ltd, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for receiving $981,274 in bribes and offering half of them to Liao Xiaobo, vice-director of the Development and Reform Commission in Guangxi region. Shao initially received a life sentence for taking the bribes to grant highway projects, and had his sentence reduced because of his confession. http://www.fawan.com.cn

Yang Yingxiang, former deputy head of the Traffic and Transportation Department of Gansu Province, has been expelled from the party for accepting bribes and owning huge assets obtained from unidentified sources. http://www.chinanews.com

Yan Fulong, former general manager of the State Grid Liaoning Electric Power Supply Co Ltd, has been arrested for on charges of taking bribes after being investigated in August. Yan was previously a deputy general manager of Shanxi Power Grid Corporation. http://news.xinhuanet.com

Wang Min, party chief of Jinan city in Shandong province, has been sacked and put under investigation for violating party discipline and laws. Wang was reputedly connected to the legal representative of Tianjin Huijing Real Estate Development Co Ltd, Zhao Jin, who was investigated for corruption in July. http://news.ifeng.com

Former deputy head of Guizhou Provincial Transportation Department, Cheng Mengren, and his mistress He Wen were both given life sentences for taking bribes. He used Cheng’s political connections to obtain road engineering contracts, and subcontracted them to private investors in exchange for kickbacks nearly $3 million. http://news.xinhuanet.com

Zhou Jianhua, former chairman of the standing committee of the People’s Congress in Xinyu City (Jiangxi province), was sentenced to life in prison in light of his appeal against a suspended death penalty for taking bribes worth nearly $1.7 million.  Zhou has sought benefits for others in job promotions, project awarding and lawsuit settlement. http://gb.cri.cn

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

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1 Comment

  1. It looks like that China also have tough judiciary. Thumbs up!


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