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Guo Youming

Guo Youming
郭有明
Vice-Governor of Hubei
In office
August 2011 – January 2014
Governor Wang Guosheng
Party Secretary of Yichang
In office
February 2008 – July 2012
Mayor of Yichang
In office
July 2003 – March 2008
Personal details
Born December 1956 (age 61)
Suizhou, Hubei
Political party Communist Party of China (1985–2014, expelled)
Residence Wuhan
Alma mater Wuhan University
University of Toronto
Occupation Politician
Profession Water conservancy engineering

Guo Youming (Chinese: 郭有明; pinyin: Guō Yǒumíng; born December 1956) is a former Chinese politician from Hubei province. He served as the Party Secretary of Yichang in Hubei province between 2008 and 2011, and the Vice-Governor of Hubei from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, he was investigated for "serious disciplinary violations", a phrase usually denoting corruption, and subsequently expelled from the Communist Party of China.

Biography

Guo was born in Suizhou, Hubei in December 1956.

Resumption of University Entrance Examination in 1977, Guo entered Wuhan University in February 1978, majoring in water conservancy engineering, where he graduated in January 1982. After graduation, he worked in Hubei as an officer.

Guo got involved in politics in January 1982 and he joined the Communist Party of China in May 1985.

In June 2000 he was promoted to become the Party Vice-Secretary of Yichang, a position he held until February 2008. Guo served as the Mayor of Yichang between July to March 2008. In February 2008, Guo was elevated to the Party Secretary of Yichang.

In November 2011, Guo studied at University of Toronto.

In August 2011, Guo was promoted to become the Vice-Governor of Hubei.[1]

In November 2013, Guo was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of laws and regulations". On January 9, 2014, Guo was dismissed from his position for corruption.[2][3][4]

On 21 April 2014, Guo was expelled from the Communist Party of China; his case was handed to the Nanyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan province, where he was charged with bribery.[5] The court found Guo guilty of taking more than 23.8 million yuan (US$3.70 million) in bribes, and sentenced him to 15 years in jail on December 9, 2015.[6]

References

  1. ^ 郭有明任湖北省人民政府副省长. qianlong.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  2. ^ 湖北省副省长郭有明因涉嫌严重违纪违法被调查. ccdi.gov.cn. 2013-11-27.
  3. ^ 郭有明被免职. Sina (in Chinese). 2014.
  4. ^ 郭有明被免去湖北副省长职务. 163.com (in Chinese). 2014.
  5. ^ 湖北省原副省长郭有明被开除党籍. 163.com (in Chinese). 2014-04-22.
  6. ^ "Former senior Chinese provincial official jailed for graft". Reuters. December 8, 2015.