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Former standing committee chairman charged with accepting bribes

By YANG ZEKUN | | Updated: 2024-04-24 14:01
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Dong Yunhu, former chairman of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress, has been charged with accepting bribes by the Hefei People's Procuratorate, Anhui province, as stated by the Supreme People's Procuratorate on Wednesday.

It said in a statement that the National Commission of Supervision recently concluded the investigation into Dong, and the Hefei procuratorate was assigned to handle the case.

Prosecutors have informed Dong of his rights, interrogated him and listened to the opinions of his defense counsel.

The prosecutors have accused Dong of using his positions, such as head of the seventh bureau of the State Council Information Office, head of the publicity department of the Communist Party of China Xizang autonomous region Committee, chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, to seek benefits for others.

He also used his power and status to seek undue benefits for others through other civil servants. In return, he accepted a large amount of property and money.

Prosecutors hold that he should be held criminally responsible for the crime of taking bribes.

Dong, 61, is a native of Xianju, Zhejiang province. He spent much of his career working in publicity departments before he was transferred to the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress earlier this year.

He was placed under investigation in July 2023, expelled from the Communist Party of China, and removed from his public posts in December. Later, he was arrested, and his case was handed over to procuratorial organs for review.

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