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Monday
Oct192015

Jerry Fang's scoreboard: Tigers falling fast in anti-graft campaign

China President Xi JinpingThe Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party announced at midnight on October 7 on its website that the governor of Fujian Province, Su Shulin, was under investigation for alleged corruption.

Su is the first governor to be removed since the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012, when President Xi Jinping took power and began his fight against corrupt tigers and flies -- high-ranking and low-ranking corrupt officials.

Su became the twenty-third provincial or ministerial level government officer probed this year.

Since the 18th National Congress, seven members of the party's powerful Central Committee been removed. Another eleven alternate members of the Central Committee have also been fired for corruption.

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Here's a list of tigers from the Central Committee (members and alternates) felled by President Xi's anti-corruption campaign. Not all have been convicted of anything. Some are merely accused and still under investigation.

Jiang Jiemin
Position: Director of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (“SASAC”)
Allegation: Serious disciplinary violations
Status: Sentenced to 16 years in prison after trial
 
Li Dongsheng
Position: Vice Minister and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Prosecuted
 
Yang Jinshan
Position: Deputy Commander of the Chengdu Military Region
Allegation: Serious disciplinary violations
Status: Expelled from the Communist Party
 
Ling Jihua
Position: ViceChairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”), Vice Minister of the Central United Front Work Department
Allegation: Serious disciplinary violations
Status: Placed on file for investigation
 
Zhou Benshun
Position: Secretary of Hebei Provincial Committee of the CPC, Director of Standing Committee of Hebei People’s Congress
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Removed from his position
 
Yang Dongliang
Position: Head and Party Secretary of State Administration of Work Safety
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Removed from his position
 
Su Shulin
Position: Deputy Secretary Fujian Provincial Committee of the CPC, Governor of Fujian Province
Allegation: Serious disciplinary violations
Status: Under investigation
 
Li Chuncheng
Position: Deputy Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the CPC
Allegation: Serious disciplinary violations
Status: Awaiting sentencing after trial
 
Wang Yongchun
Position: Deputy General Manager of CNPC
Allegation: Serious disciplinary violations
Status: Awaiting sentencing after trial
 
Wan Qingliang
Position: Member of Standing Committee of Guangdong People’s Congress, Party Secretary of Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the CPC
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Expelled from the Communist Party
 
Chen Chuanping
Position: Member of the Standing Committee of Shanxi People’s Congress, Party Secretary of Taiyuan Municipal Committee of the CPC
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Placed on file for investigation
 
Pan Yiyang
Position: Party Committee Member and Vice Government Chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Removed from his position
 
Zhu Mingguo
Position: Chairman of Guangdong CPPCC
Allegations: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Expelled from the Communist Party and removed from his position
 
Fan Changmi
Position: Deputy Political Commissar of Lanzhou Military Region
Allegation: Violations of law, including potential criminal violations
Status: Placed on file for investigation
 
Wang Min
Position: Member of the Standing Committee of Shandong People’s Congress, Party Secretary of Jinan Municipal Committee of the CPC
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Placed on file for investigation
 
Yang Weize
Position: Member of Standing Committee of Jiangsu People’s Congress, Party Secretary of Nanjing Municipal Committee of the CPC
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Placed on file for investigation
 
Qiu He
Position: Deputy Secretary of Yunnan Province
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Placed on file for investigation
 
Yu Yuanhui
Position: Party Committee Member of Guangxi Autonomous Region, Party Secretary of Nanning Municipal Committee of the CPC
Allegation: Serious violations of law and discipline
Status: Removed from his position

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Jianwei (Jerry) Fang is a partner with the China-based Global Law Office in the firm's Shanghai and Beijing offices. He was a judge in China and studied law at Columbia. He can be reached here.