Nearly 30 High-ranking Chinese Officials Dismissed for Corruption in Past 5 Years

Nearly 30 high-ranking Chinese officials were dismissed or prosecuted in the past five years, including the former Minister of Public Health Department Zheng Xiaoyu, who was executed in July, 2007. From Xinhua News Agency:

China expelled 29 members linked to power corruption from its top legislature and political advisory body over the past five years – and in one case a corrupt official was executed after trial.

A total of 22 deputies of the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) and seven members of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have been stripped of their membership as law makers and political consultants since 2003, for their link to bribes, abuse of power, and sex scandals.

Nearly half, or 14 of the 29 former lawmakers and advisors had taken up ministerial-level posts in the government, including former Shanghai Party head and Politburo member Chen Liangyu, who was involved in a social security fund scandal.

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