More Officials Ousted

September 27, 2006 at 11:36 pm (China, Politics)

As discussed beforehand (here and here), Chen’s ousting will be followed with more personnel reshuffles. Associated Press reported today that two more officials were fired.

Who can tell it’s to rein in corruption, cool down the economy, or mop up political enemies? Researchers have a whole lot to do to first make a long list of ousted officials, second stalk their relations with the preceding ruler, then again make a long list of  promoted officials and trace their relations with the incumbent ruler. The research of course will give birth to tens of new books.


From Associated press

China Disciplines Local Officials Over Land Seizure

China has disciplined two provincial officials for illegally seizing farmland, the government said yesterday, highlighting its efforts to rein in corruption.

The official Xinhua news agency said Li Xinmin, the former vice governor of Henan province, and Wang Wenchao, the former mayor of the province’s capital, had been given “serious warnings” for sanctioning the seizure of nearly 1,000 hectares of agricultural land for a school campus.

Both are members of the Standing Committee of the Henan Provincial Committee of the ruling Communist Party. Xinhua said they could face penalties but didn’t say what they were.

The report comes amid a crackdown on corruption and other official abuses that are fueling public anger at the Communist government and have prompted numerous protests (more).



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    […] One day after two officials were fired for land misuse, China’s central government ordered top-level investigations of property markets in a dozen cities and provinces, including three municipalities Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Hubei, Guangdong, Sichuan and Shaanxi. […]

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