The Discipline Inspection Committee’s Report on Shanghai Corruption and Chen Liangyu

Souhouxiaobao posted an article from Hong Kong magazine Dongxiang on a report that the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection recently submitted to the central Party leaders. It’s the fourth report on the Shanghai corruption Investigation. Please note that CDT has not yet been able to independently confirm the charges in the Dongxiang report, but it provides some potentially interesting clues as we continue to follow this unfolding story.

The report said the committee found 1322 inappropriate accounts (including 355 foreign-currency accounts), with savings amounting to 98,643 million yuan. Those accounts were owned by some Shanghai party officials, government officials, and their spouses and relatives, and were under pseudonyms.

The report said Chen Liangyu, together with his spouse and relatives, owned 53 accounts (9 of them are foreign-currency accounts), which were also under pseudonyms. Chen’s deposits in those accounts were as much as 274.1 million yuan.

The report said Chen Liangyu and his spouse and relatives owned nine houses and three companies in Shanghai. They also held 25 passports, 17 of them were under pseudonyms. The committee also found 19 flight tickets to Europe, Australia, and other countries. Those business-class tickets were for a whole year of travel.

The report also said Chen Liangyu had improper relationships with 11 women (some of them were married) in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Nantong, and other cities. Between September of 2001 and October of 2002, Chen was accused four times of cheating and sexual harassment. Chen privately settled those cases with economic compensation (as much as 500,000 yuan), job offers, and project contracts.

-Click here to read more (Chinese)

-Also read the CDT post The Aftershocks of the Shanghai Political Earthquake

October 26, 2006 3:32 PM
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