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Wang Min (born 1950)

Wang Min
王珉
Communist Party Secretary of Liaoning
In office
November 2009 – May 2015
Preceded byZhang Wenyue
Succeeded byLi Xi
Communist Party Secretary of Jilin
In office
December 2006 – November 2009
Preceded byWang Yunkun
Succeeded bySun Zhengcai
Governor of Jilin Province
In office
October 2004 – December 2006
Preceded byHong Hu
Succeeded byHan Changfu
Personal details
BornMarch 1950 (age 69)
Huainan, Anhui, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
Alma materNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Wang Min (Chinese: ; born March 1950) is a former politician of the People's Republic of China. He successively served as Communist Party Secretary of Liaoning province, Party Secretary and Governor of Jilin province, and Vice Governor of Jiangsu province.[1][2] Once considered a promising future leader in the Communist Party,[3] Wang retired from his provincial leadership positions in 2015, before coming under investigation for corruption in 2016. He was sentenced to life in prison upon being convicted on charges of bribery and dereliction of duty.[4]

A native of Huainan, Anhui province, Wang has a doctoral degree in Engineering in Machinery Manufacturing from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was a professor and vice president of the university.[1][2][3]

Career

Starting in September 1968 Wang Min was one of the many sent-down youths sent down to the countryside and then worked in a factory during the Cultural Revolution.[3] Later he studied at Nanjing Institute of Aeronautics (since renamed Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) where he obtained a Ph.D. He stayed at the university as a professor, and eventually became its vice president.[1][2]

Wang Min joined the Communist Party of China in July 1985. In July 1994, he was transferred from the university to the provincial government of Jiangsu as an assistant governor. In December 1996, he was appointed as a deputy governor of Jiangsu. In May 2002, he became the Communist Party Chief of the city of Suzhou.[1][2]

In October 2004, Wang Min was transferred to Jilin province in Northeast China, where he took the positions of deputy party chief, deputy governor, and acting governor. On 29 January 2005, he was elected Governor of Jilin province. In December 2006, he was promoted to the position of Communist Party Chief of Jilin and resigned as governor.[1][2]

In November 2009, Wang was transferred from Jilin to neighbouring Liaoning province to become its Party Chief. He was succeeded by Sun Zhengcai as the Party Chief of Jilin.[1][2] After reaching the age of 65, Wang Min was replaced by Governor Li Xi as Communist Party Secretary of Liaoning in May 2015.[5] Subsequently, Wang was named a deputy chair of the National People's Congress Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee.

Wang was a member of the 17th and the 18th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.[1][2]

Investigation

On March 4, 2016, Wang Min was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for "serious discipline violations."[4][6] He was expelled from the Communist Party on August 10, 2016 for dereliction of duty and negligence during a vote-buying scandal, violating the Eight-point Regulation and for bribery. It was said that the cases of Wang Yang and Su Hongzhang had both involved Wang Min in some capacity.[7] On August 4, 2017, Wang was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes worth 146 million yuan, plundering the public fund worth 1 million yuan for personal use and dereliction of duty in Luoyang.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 王珉简历 [Biography of Wang Min] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 王珉简历 [Biography of Wang Min] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  3. ^ a b c "Wang Min, One of China's Top Future Leaders to Watch". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  4. ^ a b Areddy, James (4 March 2016). "China Launches Probe of Politician Who Helped Set Policy in Rust Belt". The Wall Street Journal. Shanghai. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ 李希出任辽宁省委书记 65岁王珉不再担任. Tencent. May 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "十二届全国人大教育科学文化卫生委员会副主任委员王珉涉嫌严重违纪接受组织调查". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  7. ^ "第十二届全国人大教育科学文化卫生委员会原副主任委员、辽宁省委原书记王珉严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "全国人大教育科学文化卫生委员会原副主任委员王珉受贿、贪污、玩忽职守案一审宣判". CCDI. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zhang Wenyue
Communist Party Secretary of Liaoning
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Li Xi
Preceded by
Wang Yunkun
Communist Party Secretary of Jilin
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Sun Zhengcai
Government offices
Preceded by
Hong Hu
Governor of Jilin
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Han Changfu