Former se­nior leg­is­la­tor pleads guilty to bribery

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By CAO YIN caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Wang Sanyun, former vicechair­man of the Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence, Cul­ture and Pub­lic Health Com­mit­tee of the 12th Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress, pleaded guilty to tak­ing bribes of 66.8 mil­lion yuan ($9.6 mil­lion), a court in He­nan prov­ince said on Thurs­day.

Be­tween 1993 and 2017, Wang made use of his work po­si­tions as sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of China com­mit­tee of Guizhou prov­ince’s Li­u­pan­shui city, deputy sec­re­tary of Guizhou’s CPC com­mit­tee, gov­er­nor of An­hui prov­ince and sec­re­tary of the CPC com­mit­tee of Gansu prov­ince to il­le­gally pro­vide aid to other de­part­ments and in­di­vid­u­als in con­struc­tion projects and pro­mo­tions in re­turn for bribes, ac­cord­ing to the Zhengzhou In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court.

“The de­fen­dant com­mit­ted the crime of tak­ing bribes un­der the Crim­i­nal Law, and should be crim­i­nally blamed,” the pros­e­cu­tor told the court.

More than 70 peo­ple, in­clud­ing NPC deputies and me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tives, at­tended the pub­lic hear­ing of the case on Thurs­day.

The judg­ment will be an­nounced at a later date.

Wang was charged with tak­ing bribes by the Supreme Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate in Au­gust. He was ex­pelled by the Party and dis­missed from pub­lic of­fice in Septem­ber last year.

Wang, 65, be­gan his ca­reer as a teacher in Guizhou prov­ince in De­cem­ber 1968. In April 2017, he was named vice-chair­man of the 12th NPC’s Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence, Cul­ture and Pub­lic Health Com­mit­tee.

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Wang Sanyun, a former se­nior leg­is­la­tor, stands trial for tak­ing bribes at the Zhengzhou In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court in He­nan prov­ince on Thurs­day.

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