Song Pingshun

Suicide Official Expelled from the Party – Josie Liu

The Communist Party has decided to expel Tianjin official Song Pingshun, nearly a month after he committed suicide. From China in Transition blog: Corruptions of Mr. Song were confirmed by the disciplinary commission of the Party, including keeping mistress and abusing his power to gain illegitimate benefits for his mistress, Xinhua reported. He committed suicide […]

Bad News on Friday – Black and White Cat

The Black and White Cat blog (via ESWN) points out that the details about the apparent suicide of a Tianjin official are less than clear, and that Xinhua followed its standard operating procedure by releasing the news close to midnight on Friday: By now, everyone appears to agree that Song Pingshun, the chairman of the […]

Reports Say Senior Chinese Official Commits Suicide – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters, via A senior Chinese official has committed suicide after coming under investigation for economic crimes, overseas media reported on Friday, one of the highest-ranking officials to kill himself in three decades. Two government sources told Reuters Song Pingshun had died but declined to provide further details. He was 61. Song, chairman of […]

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