Officials punished for illicit conducts
Updated: 2006-01-23 22:13
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of
China (CPC) on Monday announced that a number of local officials, involving in
scandals of buying public and Party official posts with bribery in elections,
have been severely punished.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC, together with
the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, held a press
conference Monday to notify the general public some of the scandals on buying
public and party official posts with bribery in elections of local Party
committees that are undergoing personnel adjustment.
According to the information released by the press conference, the officials,
including Lei Yingquan, former head of investment division of the Finance
Department under the Sichuan Provincial People's Government, Shao Jianwei,
former director of the Public Security Bureau of the Linfen City, Shanxi
Province, Wu Bao'an, former secretary of the Yicheng County Committee of the
CPC, Shanxi Province, Yin Liming, deputy magistrate of the Lianghe County,
Yunnan Province, have been severely punished in line with laws and Party
discipline for buying or selling official posts.
Among them, Wu Bao'an has been sentenced 15 years in prison in July 2005 for
taking bribes. According to the court ruling, from April 2000 to May 2004, the
defendant Wu took advantages of his posts as the magistrate of Yicheng County,
Shanxi Province and secretary of the Yicheng County Committee of the CPC to help
28 persons be promoted or obtain illicit interests after accepting bribes worth
of 888,000 yuan.
General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Hu Jintao once stressed that
selecting qualified officials and giving them proper posts are vital to
maintaining the advanced nature of the Marxist ruling Party and consolidating
the ruling status of the CPC.
"Corruptions, which emerged in personnel adjustment, may shake and undermine
the CPC's ruling foundation and capacity," said Wu Jiang, president of the
Chinese Academy of Personnel Science in an interview with Xinhua, adding that
the corruption is easier to occur when local Party committees are engaged in the
Liu Xirong, deputy secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection of the CPC said at the press conference that the re-elections of the
local Party Committees has come to a crucial moment, and the CPC will strengthen
the supervision over and inspection on the re-elections of local Party
committees and strictly enforce discipline, so as to resolutely prevent the
corruption and adjust the wrongdoing in official promotion and election.
He said the officials who are found acquiring official posts through
illegitimate means will be criticized and punished and will no longer be
promoted. Those who have already obtained higher official posts by briberies
will be demoted. The officials who took charge in discipline supervision but
failed to spot the wrongdoing in official promotion will also be dealt with for
their breach of duty.
He stressed that in future, officials, who are found selling or buying
official posts with bribery in elections or other illicit activities for
promotion, will be demoted and ascertained legal and disciplinary