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Zhou Chunyu

Zhou Chunyu
周春雨
Vice Governor of Anhui
In office
September 2016 – April 2017
Personal details
BornJuly 1968 (age 51)
Tianchang, Anhui
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
Alma materAnhui University

Zhou Chunyu (Chinese: 周春雨; pinyin: Zhōu Chūnyǔ; born July 1968) is a former Chinese politician, and Vice Governor of Anhui. He was dismissed from his position in April 2017 for investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Career

Zhou was born in Tianchang, Anhui in July 1968, and entered Anhui University in 1985. From 1989 to 1995, he served in the Office of the CPC Hefei Committee. In 1995, he served in the Office of the CPC Anhui Committee, and the Office of the People's Government of Anhui. He moved to the Financial Department of Anhui in 2000.[1]

In 2007, he became a vice mayor of Ma'anshan, and was promoted to mayor in 2008. In 2010, he moved to Bengbu, became the mayor and Secretary of the CPC Committee in 2012.[1] In September 2016, Zhou was promoted to Vice Governor of Anhui.[2]

Investigation

On April 26, 2017, Zhou was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's internal disciplinary body, for "serious violations of regulations".[3] He is the youngest Provincial-Ministerial level official since the beginning of Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive after he took power in late 2012, and the fourth implicated Vice Governor of Anhui. Anhui became the province with the most implicated Vice Governors.[4]

Zhou was expelled from the Communist Party on July 5, 2017.[5]Zhou was charged with abusing various positions he held in Anhui between 1996 and 2017 to help others in project contracting and business acquisition, accepting money and goods worth 13.65 million yuan (1.97 million U.S. dollars) in return. Besides, he also charged with abusing of power, concealing 4.12 million U.S. dollars foreign deposits and illegally making 359 million yuan (50.2 million U.S. dollars) of gains from insider trading, stood trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Jinan in Shandong Province on 25th October 2018. On February 22, 2019, Zhou was sentenced on 20 years in prison and fined 361 million yuan.

References

  1. ^ a b "安徽省副省长周春雨涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查". people.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  2. ^ "蚌埠市委书记周春雨、宿州市委书记张曙光升任安徽省副省长". thepaper.cn. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  3. ^ "安徽省副省长周春雨涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查". CCDI. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  4. ^ "上任半年 安徽副省长周春雨被查". Caixin. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  5. ^ "安徽省政府原党组成员、副省长周春雨严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". 中央纪委监察部网站. Retrieved July 5, 2017.