The Shanghai Commission of Discipline Inspection and two other Supervision Bureau websites on September 24 simultaneously uncovered eight cases involving 11 low-level officials violating the law through illegal land transferring. Among the 11 officials, four are currently undergoing organization investigation and the other seven have been transferred to the judicial department.
Officials based in Minhang district, Qingpu district, Nanhui district and other related individuals are also being investigated.
The four people undergoing organization investigation are as follows:
•Minhang district Construction and Transportation Commissioner Wuzhong.
•Nanhui district XuanQiaoZhen Committee Secretary Tang Guiming.
•Nanhui district Planning and Land Authority deputy Zhu Jinhua.
•Former Secretary of Nanhui district Housing and Land Administration Zhang Wenjun.
The seven people who were transferred to the judicial department for investigation also have been named:
•Former president of Shanghai Health Vocational and Technical College Wu Xiangqian.
•Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine Education officer Zhanghong, Asset management officer Zhaojun, International Education officer Wangxin, and Finance officer Xuzengzeng
•Nanhui District, former director of Housing and Land Authority Lu mingxing.
•Qingpu District, East Village, the former branch secretary Tao Jinjian.
Officials implicated go beyond Minhang, Qingpu district and the original Nanhui district. It is reported that everyone involved in this case has dealt with land transferring to benefit his or her own interest. As of late, this has been Shanghai’s largest violation case.
Since assuming office in 2012, President Xi Jinping has vowed to strike out corruption in the country by taking down the high-profile “tigers” to the common “flies”. Last week, two officials in Dalian came under investigation for corruption after they reported having millions of renminbi stolen from their homes, despite only making around 7,000 RMB per month each.