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Wang Yang (Liaoning politician)

Wang Yang
Vice-Chairman of the Liaoning People's Congress
In office
January 2013 – March 2016
ChairmanLi Xi
Communist Party Secretary of Fuxin
In office
January 2012 – January 2013
Preceded byPan Liguo (潘利国)
Succeeded byZhang Tiemin (张铁民)
Mayor of Anshan
In office
August 2010 – January 2012
Preceded byGu Chunli
Succeeded byWang Shiwei (王世伟)
Mayor of Fushun
In office
February 2008 – August 2010
Preceded byLiu Qiang
Succeeded byWang Guifen (王桂芬)
Personal details
BornFebruary 1957 (age 62)
Heyang County, Shaanxi
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
ChildrenWang Shengqi (daughter)
ResidenceShenyang, Liaoning
Alma materNortheastern University
Liaoning University

Wang Yang (simplified Chinese: 王阳; traditional Chinese: 王陽; pinyin: Wáng Yáng; born February 1957) is a former Chinese politician. He held a series of positions in governments at the municipal and provincial level in northeast China's Liaoning province for more than 30 years. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in March 2016. At the time of his downfall, he was serving as vice-chairman of the Liaoning People's Congress.[1]


Early life and education

Wang was born in Heyang County, Shaanxi in February 1957. He was a sent-down youth during the Down to the Countryside Movement in Dawa County, Liaoning province. After the Cultural Revolution, he became a worker at Anshan Glass Factory. He entered Liaoning University in September 1979, majoring in philosophy, where he graduated in August 1983. After graduation, he taught at Anshan Training School for Cadres.


He began his political career in January 1984, as an officer in the General Office of the Anshan municipal party committee, rising to deputy director of the office nine years later. Then he successively served as party boss of Jiubao District in May 1994 and Qianshan District in June 1996. During his term in office, he studied as a graduate student at Northeastern University, majoring in management engineering. In March 1999 he became secretary-general Anshan party committee, and four years later promoted to deputy party chief. In August 2004, he was elevated to secretary general of CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee, a position he held until February 2008, when he was appointed deputy party boss and acting mayor of Fushun. In August 2010, he was named deputy party boss and acting mayor of Anshan, and held that offices until January 2012, when he was promoted again to become party boss of Fuxin. In January 2013, Wang Yang rose to become vice-chairman of the Liaoning People's Congress.[2]


On March 16, 2016, Wang Yang was suspected of "serious violations of Party discipline", and placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).[3] Wang was expelled from the Communist Party on June 2, 2016, for violated Eight-point Regulation and bribery.[4]

On May 31, 2017, Wang was sentenced on 16 years and 6 months in prison for taking bribes worth 62.91 million yuan (~$9.26 million) and vote-buying by the Intermediate People's Court in Daqing.[5]

Personal life

Wang Yang has a daughter, Wang Shengqi (王圣淇; born 1987), a graduate of the University of Manchester and Oxford University. In 2011, at the age of 24, she was appointed deputy dean of the International Education College of Liaoning University of Petroleum and Chemical Technology, a position at deputy-division level (副处级) on China's government administrative hierarchy.[6][7]


  1. ^ Zhang Yi (2016-03-17). "Two senior officials subject of graft probe". Chinadaily.
  2. ^ 辽宁省人大常委会副主任王阳落马. (in Chinese). 2016-03-17.
  3. ^ 辽宁省人大常委会副主任王阳接受组织调查. CCDI (in Chinese). 2016-03-16.
  4. ^ "辽宁省人大常委会原党组成员、副主任王阳严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". 中央纪委监察部网站. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "辽宁人大常委会原副主任王阳被判刑16年6个月". 腾讯网. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  6. ^ 辽宁"老虎"王阳女儿平步青云 毕业3年升副处. (in Chinese). 2016-03-17.
  7. ^ 王阳落马缘何牵出女儿“官事”. Sohu (in Chinese). 2016-03-18.

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Government offices
Liu Qiang
Mayor of Fushun
February 2008 – August 2010
Wang Guifen (王桂芬)
Gu Chunli
Mayor of Anshan
August 2010 – January 2012
Wang Shiwei (王世伟)
Party political offices
Pan Liguo (潘利国)
Communist Party Secretary of Fuxin
January 2012 – January 2013
Zhang Tiemin (张铁民)