New anti-corruption purge within Chinese Communist Party

Four former senior police officials, tried for having perceived wine pots, were sentenced to heavy prison sentences, two of which were perpetuated. Three of them were accused of opposing Xi Jinping, the number one Chinese.


Less than a month from the XX E Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the anti -corruption struggle led by XI Jinping of intensity. Thursday, September 22, the Changchun court (Jilin province) sentenced to death, but with two years of suspended, Fu Zhenghua, who was Minister of Justice from 2018 to 2020, Vice-Minister of Public Security (from 2013 to 2018) and Beijing police chief from 2010 to 2013. In principle, after two years, his sentence should be commissioned in life prison.

Fu Zhenghua is accused of having received bribes for a value of 17 million euros. An investigation had been launched against him in October 2021. He was excluded from the CCP in April and his trial was held at the end of July. Fu Zhenghua has long been considered a central element of the fight against corruption launched by Xi Jinping as soon as he came to power in 2012. He notably played a key role in the fall, in 2014, of Zhou Yongkang, the former Minister of Public Security (2002-2007) and especially member from 2007 to 2012 of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau, these seven men at the heart of power. Accused of having received more than 10 billion euros in bribes, Zhou Yongkang was sentenced in 2015 to life prison. He was also considered a close friend of Bo Xilai, Xi Jinping rival before 2012.

multiplication of implications

The condemnation of Fu Zhenghua occurs 24 hours after that of three other senior police officials, condemned both for corruption but also for having been members of a “political click”, in clear for opposing to opposing XI jinping.

Accused of having accepted more than ten million euros in bribes, Gong Daoan, vice-mayor of Shanghai (2018-2020) and chief of his police (2017-2020), was sentenced to Life prison. Former Chongqing police chief (2017- 2020), Deng Huiling, accused of having diverted 6 million euros, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Finally, Liu Xiyun, former Shanxi police chief (from 2018 to 2021), accused of having received 1.8 million euros, he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison.

These three police officials are also accused of being close to Sun Lijun, a former Deputy Minister of Public Security (from March 2018 to March 2020) accused of having received almost 100 million euros in Pots-de-vins and other industrial advantages, but also, according to the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspectorate of the Party to “have great political ambitions”, to have “led a decadent life” and to have “never had convictions or ideal “. His trial was held in early July, but the judgment has not yet been made public.

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