Stella Dimoko China Sentences Former Communist Party Boss To Death For bribery With Reprieve


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Monday, October 10, 2016

China Sentences Former Communist Party Boss To Death For bribery With Reprieve

China has sentenced the former Communist Party boss from the southwestern province of Yunnan to death for bribery with a two-year reprieve — the latest official to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping war on graft.
Key points:

  • Bai Enpei illegally amassed over $49 million in assets, court said
  • He was handed a reprieve due to admitting his crimes, expressing regret
  • Dozens of senior officials have been jailed in President Xi Jinping's campaign

A court said Bai Enpei, 70, abused his posts, including as party chief in Yunnan until 2011, and earlier as the top official in the western province of Qinghai, illegally amassing more than $49 million in assets.
Bai was handed a two-year reprieve, as he had admitted his crimes and expressed regret, and because the assets were recovered in full, the court said.
Typically death sentences are converted to life imprisonment subject to good behaviour.
"The amount of bribes Bai Enpei accepted was huge, the details of his crimes extremely serious, and their social impact especially pernicious," the Anyang city intermediate court in the central province of Henan said on its official blog.
Bai went on trial in June, but the court statement gave few other details of his case.

He could not be reached for comment.

Courts are controlled by the party and do not challenge party accusations, especially in corruption cases.
China is in the midst of a crackdown on graft launched by President Xi after he assumed power almost four years ago, warning the problem was so serious it threatened the party's survival.
Dozens of senior officials have been jailed in the campaign, including former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.

China's anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said separately on its website that Yang Dongliang, the former head of the State Administration of Work Safety, had been charged with corruption.
Yang was removed as the agency's director shortly after the massive explosions in a warehouse in Tianjin last August left more than 170 people dead.

He has been accused of abusing his positions and accepting bribes in "huge amounts".

Another former senior official Zhou Benshun, who was party boss of the northern province of Hebei, was also charged for corruption, the CCDI said. reportage.


  1. Death sentence for bribery? Presi Buhari, I hope dis is not wat ur China visit is all about? Cos i'm sure these guys are learners compared to naija. Nigeria, we hail thee!

  2. Good unlike this country naija. People deceiving themselves since 1960. We are all suffering it now.

  3. Oh no!
    But he should have known the consequences of his crime.

  4. Nigeria should do the same to all this our corrupt leaders like china.

  5. the Chinese president is thoroughly fighting corruption. prosecute both your party members and opposition parties. e.g ...........former governor of

  6. Can u imagine, in Nigeria some brainless people celebrate corruption, president buhari I pray for long life in good health for u to end corruption in Nigeria

    1. Amen to ur prayer

    2. Until ur angelic president Buhari probe d likes of BRF,Rotimi Amechi,&co he is not fighting corruption but witchhunting.simple

    3. God bless you, Amacastel. Buhari is not fighting corruption, he's fighting his political enemies. His friends are untouchable.


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