NEWSGD.COM
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Home > News Brief > China
China puts 6 provincial-level officials into prison
Latest Updated by 2006-03-11 16:37:36
Related News
Top prosecutor reports progress in clampdown on corruption
China to enhance govt administrative ability
China varies development modes for different regions
NPC, CPPCC agendas for March 10
Preferential policies encourage innovation of enterprises
Beijing to stop producing iron, steel in 2010
China's parliament ready to adopt five-year plan
Major water diversion project faces pollution threats
Media presence aids transparency of NPC session
China
US criticism on China's human rights "groundless"
China needs 40-year 7% annual growth to meet well-off target: minister
China's parliament ready to adopt five-year plan

>>>Click into related Special:

 

NPC & CPPCC Sessions 2006

 GD Provincial People's Congress & CPPCC annual Sessions

Xiao Yang, president of the Supreme People's Court, delivers his work report to the annual session of Tenth National People's Congress in Beijing, March 11, 2006. (Xinhua photo)

 

In the fight against corruption and other job-related crimes, Chinese local courts convicted six provincial and ministerial officials to prison in 2005, the same as in the previous year, but meted out criminal penalty to much more lower level officials, Chief Justice Xiao Yang said Saturday.

 

Courts across the country heard 24,277 cases of embezzlement, bribery and dereliction of duty in 2005, and sentenced 1,932 officials above the county level to prison, said Xiao, president of the Supreme People's Court, in his report to the annual session of the Tenth National People's Congress.

 

"Of the convicted, six were provincial or ministerial officials, 178 were prefecture level officials," he said.

 

The most notorious convicted provincial or ministerial level officials were Tian Fengshan, former minister of land and resources who were sentenced to life imprisonment, and Han Guizhi, former chairman of Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference who was given death penalty with a two-year reprieve.

 

Observers said while the number of convicted provincial level officials in 2005 remained the same as in 2004, the number of guilty county level official rose from 458 to 1,748 and prefecture level official from 73 to 178.

 

In a separate report to the Parliament, top prosecutor Jia Chunwang said procuratorial bodies across China have focused the investigation of job-related crimes on high-level officials, "profitable" government sections, monopoly industries and state-owned companies in an effort to weed out corruption.

 

"Job-related crimes have been rampant in some industries and government sections over the past years, but the amount of money has risen, crimes are committed more cunningly and more officials are absconding with large sums of public fund," said Jia, procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate.

 

Chinese prosecutors investigated 2,799 government officials above the county level, including 196 at prefecture level and eight at provincial and ministerial level in 2005. In addition, 9,117 executives of state-owned companies were probed for misappropriating or embezzling company assets.

 

In 2005, 703 government officials at large suspected of job-related crimes were seized, 14.5 percent more than the previous year, with 7.4 billion yuan of illicit money confiscated, 62.9 percent more than 2004, statistics show.

 

A total of 41,449 government employees were probed by prosecutors in 2005 for corruption and dereliction of duty, of whom 30,205 were brought to court, statistics show.

 

Editor: Yan

By: Source: China View website
Previous:  China reforms death penalty trials in 2006: top judge  Next:Top prosecutor reports progress in clampdown on corruption


Olympic medalists in town


Epilepsy could solve mystery of Bruce Lee's death


[Group Photo]Guangzhou Aquarium


Shawl Featured at China Int'l Gold & Jewelry Expo


Witherspoon: I'm gonna deliver pizzas after winning Oscar
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The Southcn.com website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of Southcn.com are those of the authors and/or publishers. The Southcn.com website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact Southcn.com within thirty (30) days. Email: falv@southcn.com
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
   
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips