Former of­fi­cial on trial for tak­ing bribes

Shanghai Daily - - NATION - (Xin­hua)

WANG Sanyun, former chief of Gansu pro­vin­cial com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China, who is ac­cused of us­ing his po­si­tion for tak­ing bribes, stood on trial in Zhengzhou City, cen­tral China’s He­nan Prov­ince, yes­ter­day.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Wang vi­o­lated the law dur­ing his stints at var­i­ous gov­ern­ment and Party posts from 1993 to 2017, in­clud­ing when he was the deputy Party chief of Guizhou Prov­ince, gov­er­nor of An­hui Prov­ince and Party chief of Gansu.

Wang was also former vice chair­man of the Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence, Cul­ture and Pub­lic Health Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress.

The in­dict­ment says Wang di­rectly, or through other gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, pro­vided help to an un­spec­i­fied num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies in var­i­ous kinds of mat­ters such as ac­quir­ing bank stakes and project con­tracts, and sell­ing of­fi­cial posts.

Wang should be held crim­i­nally re­spon­si­ble for tak­ing bribes worth 66.85 mil­lion yuan (US$9.65 mil­lion) from the rel­e­vant par­ties men­tioned above, it says.

Wang pleaded guilty to the charges af­ter ev­i­dence was pre­sented.

The Zhengzhou In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court said its ver­dict will be de­liv­ered at a later date.

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