Li Xinde, the renowned citizen journalist who lugs his laptop across the country in search of wrongdoing to expose, has added another trophy to his corruption shelf. This one is the biggest so far. Translated by CDT from Yulun Jiandu:
Since our report “Provincial discipline secretary a godfather of godfathers?” went online, the story has been consistently blocked. But in keeping with the Party’s resolution and guiding policy of cracking down on corruption, we withstood the pressure, releasing several reports that exposed Wang Weizhong’s “true face.”
Wang was the party secretary in charge of discipline at Liaoning Province’s party branch. Normally, a provincial discipline secretary also has to be a member of the Central Committee. Wang was elected discipline secretary in Liaoning at the Provincial Party Congress on Oct. 23, 2006, but he is not found anywhere on the latest roster for the Central Discipline Committee (中共中央纪律检查委员会, 16届委员名单) released during the just-concluded Party Congress in Beijing. We believe an official conclusion to Wang’s case is forthcoming.
It’s learned from a participant to the 17th Party Congress that Wang was in attendance for the duration of the conference, but witnesses said his expression suggested he was in a very bad mood. [Full Text in Chinese]
CDT’s earlier post on this case: Provincial Discipline Secretary A Godfather of Godfathers? and Policemen Lose to Criminals
[Image: Wang Weizhong, via chinavalue.net]