For­mer Guangzhou Party chief gets life sen­tence

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By XIN­HUA in Nan­ning and Hangzhou

WanQingliang, for­mer sec­re­tary of the Guangzhou com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China, in Guang­dong prov­ince, was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment on Fri­day for ac­cept­ing bribes.

Wan has been stripped of his po­lit­i­cal rights for life, with all his per­sonal prop­erty and wealth con­fis­cated, ac­cord­ing to the rul­ing by the In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court of Nan­ning in the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion.

The court found that Wan sought prof­its for oth­ers by tak­ing ad­van­tage of his posts and ac­cepted bribes to­tal­ing over 111 mil­lion yuan ($16.5 mil­lion) from 2000 to 2014.

Wan be­came Guangzhou’s Party chief in 2011, af­ter serv­ing as Party chief of Jiaol­ing county in Jieyang and vice­gov­er­nor of Guang­dong.

He was also an al­ter­nate mem­ber of the 18th Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the CPC be­fore an an­nounce­ment in 2014 that he was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

As Party chief, Wan was the city’s most se­nior of­fi­cial, out­rank­ing the mayor of Guangzhou, one of China’s ex­port hubs.

Mean­while, Wang Min, a for­mer se­nior mem­ber of the CPC Shan­dong Provin­cial Com­mit­tee, has been sen­tenced to 12 years in prison, ac­cord­ing to a court state­ment Fri­day. The rul­ing said Wang had ac­cepted bribes worth about 18 mil­lion yuan be­tween 2004 andMay 2014, ei­ther by him­self or through rel­a­tives, ac­cord­ing to Ningbo City In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court in Zhe­jiang prov­ince.

The court ruled that 2 mil­lion yuan of his per­sonal prop­erty should be con­fis­cated.

Dur­ing his time in of­fice, Wang served as deputy sec­re­tary-gen­eral then sec­re­taryof the CPC Shan­dong Provin­cial Com­mit­tee, head of the provin­cial com­mit­tee’s pub­lic­ity depart­ment, and Party chief of Ji’nan, cap­i­tal city of Shan­dong.

Wang Min, for­mer Party chief of Ji’nan, cap­i­tal of Shan­dong prov­ince

Wan Qingliang, for­mer Party chief of Guangzhou, cap­i­tal of Guang­dong prov­ince

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