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Zhou Zhenhong

Zhou Zhenhong (Chinese: 周镇宏; born October 1957) is a former Chinese politician, who most recently served as the head of the United Front Work Department of the Guangdong provincial Party Committee. Previously he also served as Communist Party Secretary of Maoming, a city in Guangdong province. Between 2008 and 2013, he served as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[1]

Zhou was born in Puning, Guangdong province, to a poor family of farmers. He was the eldest of three children. He worked as a farm hand as a child, entering a local production team when he was only ten years old. He excelled at school.

Following the Wukan protests, on January 16, 2012, Zhou was detained by investigators from the anti-graft agency of the Communist Party.[2] On February 8, 2013, Zhou was expelled from the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of discipline and law." Zhou went on trial at the Xinyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan province in January 2014. He was charged with bribery and "amassing a large fortune of unclear origin."[3] He was charged with taking bribes equivalent of some 24.64 million yuan (~$3.95 million). In February, the Henan Provincial High Court confirmed the lower court's ruling and sentenced Zhou to death with a two-year reprieve.[4]

His successor, Luo Yinguo, was also charged with corruption.

References

  1. ^ "第十一届全国政协委员名单". January 25, 2008. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  2. ^ "原广东省委常委周镇宏被双开". Tencent. February 8, 2013.
  3. ^ 广东省委原常委、统战部原部长周镇宏受贿、钜额财产来源不明案开庭,亚太日报,January 24, 2014
  4. ^ "广东原统战部长周镇宏受贿案复核结束 执行死缓". Chinanews. April 10, 2014.
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