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Fang Xiping

Fang Xiping
方西屏
Communist Party Secretary of Huainan
In office
February 2013 – August 2014
Preceded by Yang Zhenchao
Succeeded by Shen Qiang
Director of Anhui Department of Commerce
In office
April 2011 – February 2013
Mayor of Chizhou
In office
February 2006 – April 2011
Personal details
Born October 1958 (age 59)
Nanjing, Jiangsu
Political party Communist Party of China (expelled)
Relations Brother: Fang Dongping
Residence Huainan, Anhui
Alma mater Fudan University
Anhui Agricultural University
Occupation Politician

Fang Xiping (Chinese: 方西屏; pinyin: Fāng Xīpíng; born October 1958) is a former Chinese politician who spent most of his career in Anhui province. Between 2013 and 2014 he served as the Party Secretary of Huainan; in 2014, he was put on trial for corruption and eventually expelled from the Communist Party of China.

Although Fang is an atheist and a member of the Communist Party of China, he was said to have believed in feng shui.[1]

Life

Fang was born and raised in Nanjing, Jiangsu. He took part in rural manual labour between 1976 and 1978 as a sent-down youth; he graduated from Anhui Agricultural University in September 1982, majoring in agronomy, he obtained a Master of Business Economics degree from Fudan University.

He got involved in politics in September 1982 and joined the Communist Party of China in August 1982. From March 1987 to January 1988, he served as the Party Secretary of Dingyuan County.

Beginning in 1988, he served in several posts in Anhui Provincial Bureau of Land Management, including section chief, division head, and station agent. In November 1996, he became the Deputy Party Secretary and County Governor of Shucheng County, rising to Party Secretary in 1998.

In March 2000, he was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Lu'an, then he served as the Deputy Party Secretary (February 2005 - February 2006). Fang then served as the Deputy Party Secretary and Mayor of Chizhou between February 2006 to April 2011.

In April 2011, he was appointed the Party Secretary and Director of the Department of Commerce for the provincial government, he remained in that position until February 2013, when he was transferred to Huainan as the Party Secretary, replacing Yang Zhenchao (杨振超).[2][3][4]

On August 17, 2014, it was announced that Fang Xiping was undergoing investigation by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[5] On July 24, 2015, at the conclusion of the CCDI investigation, Fang was expelled from the Communist Party of China. He was accused of soliciting and taking bribes personally and through his family, and "maintaining mistress[es]".[6]

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