Wan Kai, Mayor of Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, sacked
The website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China quoted the Jiangxi Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision on May 9, saying that Wan Kai, the former deputy secretary of the CPC Ganzhou Municipal Party Committee and mayor, was “suspected of serious violations of discipline and law” and is currently undergoing disciplinary review by the Jiangxi Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision. and monitoring investigations.
In December last year, Wan Kai was transferred to be the deputy secretary of the CPC Ganzhou Municipal Committee, deputy mayor, and acting mayor. In January this year, he assumed the position of mayor.
The CCP’s official media “People’s Daily Online” reported on May 7 that the Standing Committee of the Ganzhou Municipal People’s Congress in Jiangxi Province announced on the same day that it accepted Wan Kai’s resignation request and accepted his resignation as a deputy to the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress.
Lu Media Peng Mei News reported on May 9 that the above-mentioned Ganzhou Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee announced the news of Wan Kai’s resignation as mayor, but did not address him as “comrade”. On the same day, in the announcement of another Ganzhou department-level cadre resigning from the post of deputy director of the Ganzhou Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee, “comrade” was used.
A number of people familiar with the matter in Jiangxi said that the above-mentioned announcement of the Ganzhou Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee has revealed to the outside world that Wan Kai’s position change is unusual.
According to public information, 48-year-old Wan Kai is from Nanchang, Jiangxi Province. He has worked in the Jiangxi public security system for a long time. From September 1994 to June 2010, he served as a police officer, staff member, squadron leader, and anti-narcotics unit of the Criminal Investigation Team of the Donghu Branch of the Nanchang Public Security Bureau. Brigade leader, deputy secretary, political commissar, party secretary and director of Songhai Economic and Technological Development Zone Bureau, member of the Working Committee of Songhai Economic and Technological Development Zone, secretary and director of the Party Committee of the Public Security Sub-bureau, member of the Standing Committee of Qingshanhu District Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Public Security Sub-bureau, Director; From June 2010 to June 2011, Wan Kai served as Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Nanchang Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and Director of the Municipal Stability Maintenance Office. Later, he served as deputy secretary of Jinxian County Party Committee, acting county magistrate, deputy secretary of the county party committee, county magistrate, county party secretary, member of the Nanchang Municipal Government Party Group; Jiangxi Fuzhou Deputy Mayor and Municipal Public Security Bureau Director, Jiangxi Provincial Public Security Department Deputy Director, Executive Deputy Department long.
The case involved the minister-level “political and legal tiger” Shen Deyong
The Paper reported that it was learned from multiple sources that as early as April 26, Wan Kai, then the mayor of Ganzhou, was taken away by the relevant case-handling department for investigation, involving the case of the minister-level “tiger” Shen Deyong.
Shen Deyong is the first minister-level official to be investigated in 2022. Shen is a native of Xiushui, Jiangxi Province. He served as the vice president of the Supreme Court of the Communist Party of China for 8 years and the executive vice president at the ministerial level for 10 years. He resigned in June 2018 and is a member of the 18th and 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
On March 21 this year, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China informed that Shen Deyong was under investigation.
A person familiar with the Jiangxi political and legal system told The Paper that after Shen Deyong was sacked, the relevant case-handling departments “targeted” Wan Kai.
In addition, The Paper learned from a number of people familiar with Jiangxi’s political circles that many people in Jiangxi’s political circles know that Wan Kaipan is attached to Shen Deyong, who claims to be a distant relative of Shen Deyong. There are two versions of niece-in-law and nephew-in-law.
The Paper learned from two people close to the above-mentioned relationship that Wan Kaipan attached Shen Deyong to the line through his relatives. His relatives were from Xiushui, Jiangxi, and they were related to Shen Deyong’s family. It is reported, “When serving as the county head of Jinxian County in Nanchang City and secretary of the Jinxian County Party Committee, Wan Kai often went to Xiushui County for this relationship.”
The source close to the above said that at that time, Shen Deyong was the deputy secretary (minister level) and executive vice president of the Supreme Court of the Communist Party of China. Later, Wan Kai was promoted to deputy mayor of Fuzhou Municipal Government and director of the Municipal Public Security Bureau.
The Hong Kong media “Sing Tao Daily” reported that Wan Kai Chuan is Shen Deyong’s nephew, but the news has not been confirmed.
When Wan Kai was the director of the Qingshanhu Branch of the Public Security Bureau of Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province in his early years, he was investigated by the International Organization for the Persecution of Falun Gong for participating in the persecution of Falun Gong.
“Fuse” of the incident
According to Lu Media Caixin.com, Shen Deyong was taken away around March 17, and his relatives who were doing business in Jiangxi were recently arrested. A week or two ago, Shen Deyong’s two secretaries in the Supreme Court of the Communist Party of China were taken away for investigation.
According to the report, Xin Zhihong, a former secretary of Shen Deyong, was the director of a Beijing law firm after resigning from the Supreme People’s Court of the Communist Party of China. The Supreme People’s Court case represented by the firm was worth more than 100 billion yuan, including one involving a dispute over the equity of New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. The case has attracted the attention of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China during the recent “rectification” of the CCP’s national political and legal system, and is believed to be one of the triggers for Shen Deyong’s case.
In February 1972, Shen Deyong served as the deputy secretary of the Bailing Community Committee of Xiushui County, Jiangxi Province. In February 1975, he was recommended to enter the foreign language department of Jiangxi Normal University to study and became a “worker, peasant and soldier student”. After graduating in December 1977, he stayed at the school to teach, serving as a cadre of the foreign language department and secretary of the general branch of the Communist Youth League. In September 1980, he was admitted to the China University of Political Science and Law Research Institute, majoring in procedural law. In August 1983, he obtained a Master of Laws degree.
After graduation, Shen Deyong was assigned to work in the Jiangxi Provincial Political and Legal Committee of the Communist Party of China, serving as the deputy director of the Research Office; since then, his official career has been in Jiangxi Province. In March 1993, he served as Vice President of Jiangxi Provincial High Court. In February 1997, he served as deputy secretary of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection. Until 1998, he served as vice president of the Supreme Court and second-level justice.
Shen Deyong and Meng Jianzhu did not meet at all. Shen was already working in Beijing when Meng became the secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee in 2001, but it is said that Meng took care of Shen’s relatives after arriving in Jiangxi, so that the two established contact.
In November 2006, Shen Deyong served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and secretary of the Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection. The biggest thing in his tenure was to assist in the investigation of the Shanghai social security fund embezzlement case and the Chen Liangyu corruption case. Chen Liangyu had a relationship with Meng Jianzhu when he became the mayor of Shanghai in 2001, and Meng was very concerned about this case. Shen revealed the inside story of the case to Meng Jianzhu as soon as possible, so that Meng Neng could grasp the progress of all the cases.
Meng Jianzhu became the Minister of the Ministry of Public Security of the Communist Party of China in 2007 and was promoted to Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee, taking full charge of politics and law; while Shen Deyong returned to the Supreme Court in April 2008 to serve as the Executive Vice-Chairman, the two are more closely related. It seems from the official reports of the CCP that Shen Deyong is highly valued by Meng Jianzhu.
For example, on October 27, 2014, Meng Jianzhu, then secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, met with Lebedev, President of the Russian Supreme Court, in Zhongnanhai. The meeting was attended by Shen Deyong, Executive Vice President of the Supreme Court, not President Zhou Qiang; on July 29, 2016, the Central Political and Legal Committee held the third national study lecture for political and legal cadres. Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee, hosted and delivered a speech, and Shen Deyong, Executive Vice President of the Supreme Court, delivered a speech.
Meng Jianzhu retired in March 2018, and Shen Deyong was removed from the position of executive vice president of the Supreme Court in June 2018 and joined the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Shen Deyong was born in Xiushui, Jiangxi Province in March 1954.
Dr. Wang Youqun, who served as a writer for Wei Jianxing, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, issued an article on March 25 stating that Shen Deyong is a member of the “Jiangxi Gang” headed by Zeng Qinghong and a member of the “Sun Lijun political gang”. Sun Lijun’s backstage bosses are likely to include Meng Jianzhu, the former secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Zeng Qinghong and Jiang Zemin, the former top CCP leaders who promoted and reused Meng.
On the day Shen Deyong was sacked, the Supreme People’s Court of the Communist Party of China stated that it would “resolutely and thoroughly eradicate the influence of Shen Deyong’s poisonous influence”.
Wang Youqun believes that the sack of Shen Deyong is a heavy blow from Xi Jinping against the “Jiangxi Gang” headed by Zeng Qinghong. It is the latest development of the fierce infighting with Zeng Qinghong. He grabbed the “knife handle” on his hand.
Three mayors of Ganzhou have been sacked
According to Pengbai News, Wan Kai is the third mayor of Ganzhou City to be sacked in recent years. Before him, two Ganzhou mayors had been sacked, namely Leng Xinsheng and Wang Ping.
On February 20, 2017, the Jiangxi Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection announced that Leng Xinsheng, the former Party Secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Commission of Industry and Information Technology and the former mayor of Ganzhou City, was suspected of serious disciplinary violations and is currently under investigation.
On May 10, 2018, Leng Xinsheng was sentenced to six years in prison and fined 500,000 yuan for accepting bribes.
Before Leng Xinsheng, Wang Ping was the mayor of Ganzhou. From March 2008 to August 2011, Wang Ping served as Deputy Secretary of the Ganzhou Municipal Party Committee, Mayor of the Municipal Government, and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Municipal Government. In August 2011, Wang Ping was transferred back to Nanchang and served as Party Secretary and Director of Jiangxi Provincial Local Taxation Bureau.
The Paper reported in 2014 that Wang Ping, then director of the Jiangxi Provincial Local Taxation Bureau, was taken away for investigation on November 28 of that year due to his involvement in the Su Rong case.
According to the CCP’s official anti-corruption feature film, Wang Ping, who was then the director of the Jiangxi Provincial Local Taxation Bureau, gave Su Rong’s wife, Yu Lifang, millions of yuan in cash in order to get Su Rong’s support. And he himself, as the head of the local tax bureau, did not refuse bribes from his subordinates.
Wang Ping said in the feature film, “The upper beam is not right and the lower beam is crooked.” The lower-level officials in the CCP’s officialdom send money to the higher-level officials, and the lower-level officials also receive the money from others. The whole CCP’s officialdom is broken.