China: More officials axed

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China: More officials axed

Liu Yanping, a former top security official has been indicted on charges of corruption and bribery. He was dismissed from service in March. His last assignment wase was secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission of China’s Ministry of State Security.

China’s top prosecutor, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Shen Deyong, a former senior political advisor, for suspected bribe-taking.

Shen was formerly a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and head of the Committee on Social and Legal Affairs of the CPPCC National Committee.

According to the Beijing News, Liu Yanping has been charged with taking advantage of his position to seek benefits for others and illegally accept property. He had held various positions in the security establishment as deputy director, political commissar, director, assistant minister, and vice minister.  

Liu Yanping was part of the six-member Sun Lijun’s political gang.  

Sun Lijun, was a former vice minister of China’s Ministry of Public Security. He was sentenced to a suspended death sentence and a life sentence without commutation or parole.

Five others of his gang were sentenced on September 21 and 22. They are

Gong Dao’an, former vice mayor of Shanghai City and former director of the Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau;

Deng Guolin, former vice mayor of Chongqing Municipality and former director of the Municipal Public Security Bureau;

Liu Xinyun, former vice governor of Shanxi Province and former director of the Provincial Public Security Department;

Fu Zhenghua, former minister of China’s Ministry of Justice;

and Wang Like, former secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Political and Legal Affairs Committee of the CPC.