Jiang Zunyu
蒋尊玉
Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Political and Legal Commission
In office
April 2013 – October 2014
Preceded byWang Huiming
Succeeded byLi Huanan
Communist Party Secretary of Longgang District
In office
October 2009 – April 2014
Preceded byYu Weiliang
Succeeded byYang Hong
Personal details
BornJune 1957 (age 64)
Feng County, Jiangsu, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
Spouse(s)Li Yan
Children1
Alma materPLA Xi'an Political School

Jiang Zunyu (born June 1957) is a former Chinese politician,[1] best known for his term as one of the top officials of the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen. He held the title of Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Political and Legal Commission before his dismissal in 2014 on suspicion of corruption.[2][3]

Biography

Jiang was born and raised in Feng County, Jiangsu. He graduated from the Xi'an Political School of the People's Liberation Army. He then worked in a series of military construction projects. He got involved in politics in February 1976 and joined the Communist Party of China in July 1978. Jiang came to Shenzhen in the 1980s, when the city was becoming a boomtown from the creation of the Special Economic Zone in the area. Between 1989 and 1992 Jiang worked for the office overseeing the construction of the Shenzhen airport. In 1992 he joined the municipal land management bureau.

In August 2001, he entered the municipal government, becoming the deputy secretary-general, a position he held until July 2005. He became the Party Secretary of Longgang District in October 2009. He served there until April 2013, when he was appointed as the Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Politics and Law Commission, and joined the municipal Party Standing Committee, making him a full department-level official.

On October 13, 2014, state media reported that he was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of laws and regulations". The preliminary investigation into Jiang revealed that his family had acquired some 42 properties and owned financial assets in the form of cash and securities totalling over 200 million yuan (>$32 million).[4]

Jiang Zunyu was expelled from the Communist Party on April 7, 2015, after an investigation by the CCDI. The investigation concluded that Jiang had abused his power to seek benefits for others in construction projects, received cash gifts, participated in gambling, and took large amounts of bribes personally and through his family.[5]

Jiang's trial opened in May 2016. He was charged with taking bribes worth some 32 million yuan and 46 million Hong Kong dollars. He disputed the charges against him and said that he fabricated incriminating evidence in order to satisfy the interrogation of the disciplinary authorities; Jiang said, "to come up with all this pretext, it took me a whole week of work!"[6] At court, Jiang only admitted to receiving an equivalent of 4 million yuan in bribes in the form of cash, a sports car, and some gold bars.[6] On August 28, 2017, Jiang was sentenced to life in prison upon being convicted on charges of bribery; he appealed the sentence.[7] The Higher People's Court of Guangdong rejected his appeal on June 21, 2019.[8]

References

  1. ^ 深圳政法委书记蒋尊玉正在接受组织调查. Ifeng (in Chinese). 2014-10-24. Archived from the original on 2014-10-24.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 深圳市委常委政法委书记蒋尊玉接受组织调查. 163.COM (in Chinese). 2014-10-24. Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ 深圳政法委书记蒋尊玉落马 或涉大运会工程腐败. China.org (in Chinese). 2014-10-24.
  4. ^ 深圳市委原常委蒋尊玉买42套房 另有资产2亿. Sohu (in Chinese). February 10, 2015.
  5. ^ 蒋尊玉被双开 曾与他人通奸 (in Chinese). Sina. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  6. ^ a b 深圳政法委原书记一审获无期. Caixin. August 28, 2017.
  7. ^ 曾被中纪委机关报痛斥的广东高官一审宣判:无期徒刑!. 咩事. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  8. ^ "深圳市政法委原书记蒋尊玉受贿案二审维持原判". 南方网. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
Party political offices Preceded byYu Weiliang Communist Party Secretary of Longgang District 2009–2014 Succeeded byYang Hong Preceded byWang Huiming Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Political and Legal Commission 2013–2014 Succeeded byLi Huanan