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Han Xiancong

Han Xiancong
韩先聪
Vice-Chairman of People's Political Consultative Conference of Anhui province
In office
January 2013 – July 2014
ChairmanWang Mingfang
Secretary-general of People's Government of Anhui Province
In office
February 2012 – January 2013
Preceded byLiang Weiguo (梁卫国)
CPC Party Chief of Chuzhou
In office
February 2008 – February 2012
Preceded byWang Guocai (汪国才)
Succeeded byJiang Shan (江山)
CPC Party Chief of Anqing
In office
April 2003 – February 2008
Preceded byZhao Shucong (赵树丛)
Succeeded byZhu Duwen (朱读稳)
Personal details
BornNovember 1955 (age 63)
Feixi County, Anhui
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
ResidenceHefei, Anhui
Alma materAnhui Agricultural University
OccupationPolitician
Han Xiancong
Traditional Chinese韓先聰
Simplified Chinese韩先聪

Han Xiancong (Chinese: 韩先聪; born November 1955) is a former Chinese politician from Anhui province. He was best known for his term as the Communist Party Secretary of the cities of Anqing and Chuzhou. From 2013 to 2014 he served as the vice-chairman of the Anhui provincial People's Political Consultative Conference, a largely ceremonial legislative consultation body.[1] He was later investigated for corruption and indicted on criminal charges of bribery.[2]

Career

Han was born and raised in Feixi County, Anhui. He graduated from Anhui Agricultural University.

Shortly after the conclusion of the Cultural Revolution, Han worked in his hometown as a teacher at a local school. Han began working in January 1982 in the provincial agriculture and fisheries department. He joined the Communist Party of China in July 1984. In 1987, he entered the provincial government as a staffer of the General Office, and in 1991, he began working for the provincial agricultural economics commission.

Han served as the Deputy Party Secretary of Chaohu from October 1994 to July 1996. In August 1999, Han was transferred laterally to Anqing, where he ascended to become the party chief in April 2003. Than he served as the party chief of Chuzhou between February 2008 to February 2012. In February 2012, he was promoted to become the Secretary-general of the Government of Anhui Province.

In January 2013, Han, then 58, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Anhui Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

On July 12, 2014, Han was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[3] On December 11, 2014, the CCDI announced the expulsion of Han from the Communist Party of China; the investigation concluded that Han abused his power to seek gain for others, took "massive bribes", and presided over "serious loss of state assets". It was also said that he violated the Eight-point Regulation and regularly accepted elaborate dinner invitations paid for by public funds.[4] In December 2015, Han was indicted on criminal charges of bribery and tried in the southeastern city of Nanping, in Fujian province. Han was sentenced to 16 years in prison in November 2016.[5]

References

  1. ^ "CCTV anchor detained in corruption investigation". Chinadaily. 2014. Also on Saturday, Han Xiancong, vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Anhui Provincial Committee - the province's top advisory body - was probed for "grave violations of discipline and law", according to a statement by the country's top anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China.
  2. ^ "CCTV anchor detained in corruption investigation". eastday.com. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-27.
  3. ^ 安徽省政协副主席韩先聪涉嫌严重违纪违法接受组织调查. ccdi.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2014.
  4. ^ "China senior political advisor under investigation". Chinadaily. 2014.
  5. ^ 安徽省政协原副主席韩先聪受贿、滥用职权案一审宣判 (in Chinese). CCDI. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-15.