Du Shanxue
杜善学
Vice-Governor of Shanxi
In office
January 2013 – June 2014
GovernorLi Xiaopeng
Secretary General of Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
In office
January 2012 – January 2013
Preceded byLi Zhengwen
Succeeded byNie Chunyu
Communist Party Secretary of Lüliang
In office
January 2011 – January 2012
Preceded byNie Chunyu
Succeeded byGao Weidong
Communist Party Secretary of Changzhi
In office
February 2008 – January 2011
Preceded byZhang Bingsheng
Succeeded byTian Xirong
Mayor of Changzhi
In office
March 2003 – February 2008
Preceded byZhang Bingsheng
Succeeded byZhang Bao
Personal details
BornFebruary 1956 (age 67–68)
Lingyi County, Shanxi, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1975-2015, expelled)
SpouseHao Suzhen
Alma materShanxi University
Shanxi University of Finance and Economics
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese杜善學
Simplified Chinese杜善学

Du Shanxue (Chinese: 杜善学; born February 1956) is a former Chinese politician from Shanxi province. He successively served as the mayor and Chinese Communist Party Secretary of Changzhi, Party Secretary of Lüliang, and Secretary General of the Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, and the province's Vice-Governor.

Du was removed from office and investigated for corruption in June 2014 along with several of his colleagues, in a precursor to what amounted to a collapse of the political establishment in Shanxi in the face of the party's anti-corruption campaign under Xi Jinping.

Life

Du was born and raised in Lingyi County, Shanxi, where he graduated from Shanxi University of Finance and Economics in 1982, after the resumption of university entrance examination, and received his master of philosophy degree from Shanxi University in 2000.[1] After graduation, he worked at the Shanxi Provincial Government.[1]

Du became involved in politics in June 1976 and joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in March 1975.[1]

In February 2003, he was appointed the CCP Party Vice-Chief of Changzhi, a month later, he also served as the mayor of Changzhi, he was promoted to become the CCP Party Chief in February 2008, a position he held until January 2011. Then he was transferred to Lüliang as the CCP Party Chief.[1]

In January 2012, Du was promoted to become the Secretary General of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee.[1] One year later, he was elected by the 12th Shanxi People's Congress as the Vice-Governor of Shanxi.[1]

Downfall

On June 19, 2014, Du was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[2][3][4][5]

On February 13, 2015, Du was expelled from the CCP.[6] His alleged crimes have also been transferred to prosecutors for further review.

On August 30, 2016, he stood trial for taking bribes, offering bribes and huge amount of property with unknown sources at the Intermediate People's Court of Xuzhou in east China's Jiangsu province. Du was sentenced to life sentence on December 20, 2016.[7] He was also deprived of his political rights for life.[7]

Personal life

Du married Hao Suzhen (郝素珍), who was deputy party branch secretary and deputy director of Shanxi Provincial Audit Department, and was expelled from the CCP and dismissed from public office in August 2015 for taking bribes.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f 杜善学简历 (in Chinese). CPC News. Archived from the original on 2011-12-16.
  2. ^ "Du Shanxue, Ling Zhengce dismissed for suspected disciplinary violations". China.org. 2014.
  3. ^ "Ling Zhengce, Du Shanxue from Shanxi under probe". 2014.
  4. ^ "Ling Zhengce, Du Shanxue from Shanxi under probe". 2014.
  5. ^ "Ling Zhengce, Du Shanxue from Shanxi under probe". 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "武长顺秦玉海均收受巨额贿赂 与他人通奸". Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  7. ^ a b "山西原副省长杜善学一审被判无期徒刑". Xinhua. December 21, 2016.
  8. ^ 山西落马常委杜善学妻子郝素珍被“双开”(图). qq.com (in Chinese). 8 August 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
Government offices Preceded byZhang Bingsheng Mayor of Changzhi 2003–2008 Succeeded byZhang Bao Party political offices Preceded byZhang Bingsheng Communist Party Secretary of Changzhi 2008–2011 Succeeded byTian Xirong Preceded byNie Chunyu Communist Party Secretary of Lüliang 2011–2012 Succeeded byGao Weidong Preceded byLi Zhengwen Secretary General of Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party 2012–2013 Succeeded byNie Chunyu