Three cadres from Jishan, Shanxi punished for reporting questionable activities by local county secretary – Southern Metropolis Daily

The Peering into the Interior blog has translated an article from Southern Metropolis Daily (original Chinese here) “which details how the government went about prosecuting with vigilance three mid-level party cadres who accused the local secretary of “losing the will of the people” after selling land for real estate development when it was was intended to be used for building parks or other forms of “symbolic architecture”:

 Southnews Jwxy 200704090214 129547On March of 2006, Shanxi Jishan county People’s Legal Working Committee (‰∫∫§ßÊ≥ïÂ∑•Âßî) Director Êù®Á߶Áéâ Yang Qinyu while talking with ÂçóÂõûËç£ Nan Huirong and ËñõÂøóÊï¨ Xue Zhijing at the country party committee’s office brought up the incident regarding some tracts of land that had been recently sold. Originally, the government had decided to build “Symbolic buildings” (ʆáÂøóÊÄߪ∫Á≠ë) such as parks and statues, but it was suddenly sold to someone to be used for real estate development. The three thought that the government had made unpredictable changes in policy. After mentioning more of the counties problems they concluded that the local party secretary ÊùéÊ∂¶Â±± Li Runshan had lost the will of the people. The three of them then decided to put these problems down in writing. [Full text]


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