Fu Zhenghua
傅政华
Minister of Justice
In office
19 March 2018 – 29 April 2020
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byZhang Jun
Succeeded byTang Yijun
Executive Deputy Minister of Public Security
In office
August 2013 – March 2018
PremierLi Keqiang
MinisterGuo Shengkun
Preceded byYang Huanning
Succeeded byWang Xiaohong
Director of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau
In office
February 2010 – August 2013
MayorGuo Jinlong
Wang Anshun
Preceded byMa Zhenchuan
Succeeded byWang Xiaohong
Personal details
Born (1955-03-13) 13 March 1955 (age 67)
Luan County, Hebei, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1973–2022; expelled)
Alma materPeking University
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Fu Zhenghua (Chinese: 傅政华; born 13 March 1955) is a former Chinese politician and public security officer. In March 2013, Fu was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Public Security (minister-level) and Deputy Communist Party Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security. Since 2015, Fu has served concurrently as the head of the 610 Office.[1] He was also appointed as the Minister of Justice in 2018. Fu was known to be a close ally of Sun Lijun, he has come under investigation in October 2021 and was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and removed from public office in March 2022.[2]

Early life and education

Fu was born in Luan County, Hebei in March 1955, he graduated from Peking University.

Career

Fu became involved in politics in December 1970, and he joined the Chinese Communist Party in September 1973.

He had a career in the Beijing police (Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau) as an investigator. He took part in solving a number of high profile cases, including the "1996 Beijing Cash Truck Robbery case", the "1997 Baibaoshan case", the "attack on Mentougou police" case, and the "Huang Guangyu case".[3]

In January 2010, he was promoted to become secretary of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, a position he held until 2013.

In February 2010, he was appointed director of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, essentially the chief of police of the Chinese capital;[4] he remained in that position until August 2013, when he was appointed the deputy minister of Public Security.[4][5]

In May 2010, Fu closed down the Tianshang Renjian Night Club (Chinese: 天上人间夜总会); his action was well received.[6]

In the second half of 2013, Fu launched the 2013 Special Campaign Against Network Illegal Crimes of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 2013年中华人民共和国集中打击整治网络违法犯罪专项行动), he arrested Charles Xue, Qin Huohuo and Fu Xuesheng (Chinese: 付学胜).[7]

In February 2014, Chinese media reported that Fu launched the Anti-Vice Operation of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 2014中华人民共和国扫黄行动).[8] Since December 2014, Fu has been a member of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission. In September 2015, it was revealed during Yu Zhengsheng's trip to Xinjiang that Fu was named the head of the 610 Office, founded to oversee the suppression of Falun Gong.[9]

In March 2018, Fu was appointed as the minister of Justice, and held the position for two years.[10]

On May 19, 2020, he became a member of the Social and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Downfall

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on October 2, 2021 that it was investigating him for "serious violations of discipline and national laws".[11][12] On October 27, he was dismissed from public office and was removed from membership of China's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[13]

On March 31, 2022, he was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and dismissed from public office.[14] On April 21, he has been arrested by the Supreme People's Procuratorate.[15]

References

  1. ^ 傅政华兼任公安部副部长 曾端掉"天上人间". 163.com (in Chinese). 2013-08-20. Archived from the original on 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  2. ^ Phoebe, Zhang (1 April 2022). "Former Chinese justice minister expelled from Communist Party, accused of corruption". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  3. ^ 中国前司法部长傅政华“落马” 屡破大案的“老公安”曾端掉“天上人间”. BBC (in Chinese). 3 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b Jesse, Turland (6 October 2021). "China's Top Disciplinary Body Moves Against Ex-Security Officials Fu Zhenghua, Sun Lijun". The Diplomat. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  5. ^ 傅政华简历. Beijing.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2013-09-02. Archived from the original on 2013-09-06.
  6. ^ 傅政华兼任公安部副部长 上任74天端掉"天上人间". Xinhua (in Chinese). 2013-09-02.
  7. ^ 媒体披露傅政华其人其事:超前干实事 不做救火队. Ifeng (in Chinese). 2013-09-02. Archived from the original on 2019-06-02. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  8. ^ 消息称公安部副部长傅政华领军全国大扫黄. 163.com (in Chinese). 2014.
  9. ^ 公安部副部长傅政华已担任中央610办公室主任. ifeng (in Chinese). September 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "国务院副总理、国务委员、各部部长完整名单". Xinhua. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  11. ^ Lun Tian, Yew (2 October 2021). Mallard, William (ed.). "China anti-graft watchdog probes former justice minister". Reuters. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  12. ^ Josephine Ma (2 October 2021). "China's ex-justice minister held for probe into 'serious violations' of Communist Party discipline". Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  13. ^ Meng Yaxu (孟亚旭); Liu Yilong (刘艺龙) (27 October 2021). 《新闻联播》披露:傅政华被免去职务、撤销资格. qq.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Former Chinese official Fu Zhenghua expelled from Party, public office". xinhuanet.com. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  15. ^ Li Gaosi (李高思) (21 April 2022). 最高检依法对傅政华决定逮捕. china.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 April 2022.
Government offices Preceded byMa Zhenchuan [zh] Director of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau 2010-2013 Succeeded byWang Xiaohong Preceded byYang Huanning Executive Deputy Minister of Public Security 2013-2018 Succeeded byWang Xiaohong Preceded byZhang Jun Minister of Justice 2018-2020 Succeeded byTang Yijun