Guo Yipin
郭宜品
Vice-Mayor of Luoyang
In office
February 2014 – 7 October 2014
MayorLi Liushen (李柳身)
Communist Party Secretary of Yichuan County
In office
March 2009 – February 2014
Preceded byLou Huifeng
Succeeded byHou Zhanguo
County Governor of Yichuan County
In office
December 2007 – March 2009
Preceded byGong Xiaoping
Succeeded byHou Zhanguo
Personal details
BornSeptember 1962 (age 59)
Luoning County, Henan, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materHenan Agricultural University

Guo Yipin (Chinese: 郭宜品; pinyin: Guō Yípǐn; born September 1962) is a Chinese politician from Henan Province, serving as the Vice-Mayor of Luoyang since February 2014. He was previously the County Governor and Communist Party Secretary of Yichuan County.

Guo disappeared from public view in July 2014 but was located and arrested by police in Changsha several months later. Guo was a luoguan; i.e., his children and wife reside abroad while he works in China.[1][2][3]

Career

Guo was born and raised in Luoning County, Henan. He graduated from Henan Agricultural University in 1986, majoring in economic management in agriculture.

He became involved in politics in September 1982 and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1983.

Beginning in 1981, he served in several posts in Luoning County, including Secretary of the Communist Youth League in Luoning.

In March 1998 he was transferred to Luanchuan County as Vice County Governor, and served until March 2003. Then he served as a Standing Committee member and the Minister of Organization Department of Luanchuan County. In July 2005, he was appointed the Deputy Communist Party Secretary, he remained in that position until November 2007, when he was transferred to Yichuan County and appointed the County Governor and Deputy Party Secretary. In March 2009, he was elevated to the Party Secretary of Yichuan County.

In February 2014, Guo was promoted to become the Vice-Mayor of Luoyang.

In late July 2014, Guo asked for time off to "take his mother for medical treatment" in Beijing.[4] He was last seen on July 31 participating in a local flood prevention program in Luoyang. He could no longer be reached a few days later. On September 15, 2014, Chinese media reported that he was missing and his wife and children have emigrated to a foreign country.[5][6][7][8] Police began investigating Guo's case on September 16.[4]

Guo was found by police in an apartment near a pottery market in Changsha on October 6, 2014.[9] He was paying rent of 800 yuan (~$135) a month for his apartment, cooked his own meals, watched the news twice a day, and did not go outside very often. He told his landlord that he was in Changsha accompanying his child, who he claimed was going to school in the city.[9]

On August 30, 2017, he was eventually sentenced to a 14-year jail.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" 洛阳失联副市长孩子出国妻子失踪 (in Chinese). 163.COM. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2014-09-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ 涉嫌受贿500万 失联洛阳副市长郭宜品被网上追逃 (in Chinese). Beijing Daily. 2014.
  3. ^ 官方确认洛阳市副市长郭宜品失联 公安介入排查 (in Chinese). Tencent. 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy" 官方确认洛阳市副市长郭宜品失联 公安介入排查 (in Chinese). 163.COM. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-09-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Luoyang vice mayor missing for 45 days". Shenzhen Daily. 2014.
  6. ^ "Chinese vice mayor missing for over 45 days". Xinhua News. 2014.
  7. ^ "Chinese vice mayor missing for over 45 days". Ecns. 2014.
  8. ^ 洛阳副市长失联前曾向市长请假 称要带母亲去北京看病 (in Chinese). Ifeng. 2014.
  9. ^ a b 郭宜品逃亡生活:早晚看新闻 被大妈呵斥不敢吭声. Sanxia Evening News. Ifeng. November 11, 2014.
  10. ^ 洛陽“失聯”副市長郭宜品被判刑14年. hkcna.hk. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
Government offices Preceded byGong Xiaoping County Governor of Yichuan County2007–2009 Succeeded byHou Zhanguo Party political offices Preceded byLou Huifeng Communist Party Secretary of Yichuan County2009–2014 Succeeded byHou Zhanguo