Dong Hongyun
Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou
In office
April 2009 – December 2014
Preceded byZhang Jianxin (张建欣)
Succeeded byLi Junming (李俊明)
Mayor of Lüliang
In office
February 2006 – April 2009
Preceded byNie Chunyu
Succeeded byZhang Jiuping (张九萍)
Personal details
BornNovember 1956 (age 64)
Hongdong County, Shanxi, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1984–2015; expelled)
Alma materShanxi Normal University
Jilin University

Dong Hongyun (simplified Chinese: 董洪运; traditional Chinese: 董洪運; pinyin: Dǒng Hóngyùn; born November 1956) is a former Chinese politician from Shanxi province. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in December 2014.[1] Previously he served as the Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou and before that, mayor of Lüliang.[2]

Dong was a member of the 11th National People's Congress.[3]


Dong was born and raised in Hongdong County, Shanxi. He graduated from Shanxi Normal University.

He joined the Communist Party of China in June 1976, and got involved in politics in January 1982.

In January 1984, he was appointed Communist Party Secretary of Wan'an Town, and a Standing Committee of the CPC Hongdong County Committee.

In May 1986, he was appointed the Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Xiangning County, he remained in that position until March 1990, when he was transferred to Fushan County and appointed the Deputy Communist Party Secretary. He served as County Governor and Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Fushan County from November 1992, and Communist Party Secretary, the top political position in the county, between May 1993 to November 1995.

In January 2001 he was promoted to become the Vice-Mayor of Yuncheng, a position he held until February 2006, when he was promoted to Mayor and Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Lüliang.

Dong served as Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou beginning in April 2009, until he was taken into custody for investigation in December 2014.[4]


On December 29, 2014, state media reported that Dong was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for "serious violations of laws and regulations". Along with Datong party chief Feng Lixiang, and Yuncheng party chief Wang Maoshe, Dong was one of three sitting municipal leaders investigated in Shanxi province during the sweeping anti-corruption crackdown following the 18th Party Congress.[5]

On August 7, 2015, Dong was expelled from the Communist Party of China following the CCDI investigation. The CCDI accused Dong of being "disloyal and not nice" to the party, "kept important personal information from the [party] organization," visited "private clubs", "sold offices for cash", "unduly interfered in the administrative processing and approvals process [of projects]", and solicited and accepted bribes. He was also said to have interfered in the investigation process, "lied and tried to hide facts from the [investigating] organization, and attempted to conspire with his associates to obstruct the investigation." Dong was indicted on charges of bribery. He was promptly arrested following the announcement to face judicial proceedings.[6] He was detained by Shanxi Provincial People's Procuratorate on August 17.

In December 2017, Yangquan People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Dong's bribery and unidentified source of huge assets.[7] According to the indictment, Dong took advantage of his positions to seek benefits for others, illegally accepted money and property worth over 43.43 million yuan, 6.2 million Hong Kong dollars, 760,000 US dollars, 200,000 euros, 210,000 yuan worth of shopping cards, and 1.27 million yuan worth of gold bars, paintings and other items.[7] All his illegal gains will be confiscated and handed over to the State.[7]


  1. ^ "山西忻州市委书记董洪运落马 曾编20字为官教材". People.COM (in Chinese). 2014-12-30.
  2. ^ "Religious sites face capital temptation". Chinadaily. 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ "全国人大代表信息-董洪运". (in Chinese). 2013-04-05. Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  4. ^ "董洪运任忻州市委书记". Xinhua News (in Chinese). 2013-05-01.
  5. ^ Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (2014-12-30). "山西忻州市委书记董洪运接受组织调查". Sina (in Chinese).
  6. ^ "山西省忻州市委原书记董洪运被"双开"". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. August 7, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Li Wenying (李闻莺) (15 April 2018). 山西忻州市委原书记董洪运被控受贿五千余万元,家庭财产过亿. (in Chinese). Retrieved 2 March 2021.
Party political offices Preceded byZhang Jianxin Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou2009–2014 Succeeded byLi Junming Government offices Preceded byNie Chunyu Mayor of Lüliang2006–2009 Succeeded byZhang Jiuping