Li Chongxi
李崇禧
Chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
In office
January 2013 – January 2014
Preceded byTao Wuxian
Succeeded byKe Zunping
Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Sichuan
In office
May 2002 – September 2011
SecretaryLiu Qibao
Preceded byWang Sanyun
Succeeded byLi Chuncheng
Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Preceded byShen Guojun
Succeeded byOu Zegao
Secretary-General of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee
In office
August 2000 – May 2002
Party SecretaryZhou Yongkang
Preceded byFeng Chongtai
Succeeded byGuo Yongxiang
Communist Party Secretary of Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture
In office
March 1996 – August 2000
Preceded byLiu Zhongshu
Succeeded byHuang Xinchu
Personal details
BornJanuary 1951 (age 70–71)
Jianyang, Sichuan, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1975–2014, expelled)
Alma materSichuan University of Finance and Economics

Li Chongxi (Chinese: 李崇禧; pinyin: Lǐ Chóngxǐ; born January 1951) is a former Chinese politician. From 2013 to 2014, Li served as chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a mostly ceremonial legislative consultation body. Prior to that, Li served as the deputy party secretary of Sichuan province.[1][2] Li Chongxi has been linked to disgraced former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang.

Career

Li was born in Jianyang, Sichuan in January 1951. Li got involved in politics in April 1972 and he joined the Communist Party of China in May 1975.

After taking the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (NCEE) in 1977, Li entered Sichuan University of Finance and Economics in September 1978, majoring in public finance and graduated in August 1982. After graduation, Li worked in Chengdu as an officer.

In March 1995 he was promoted to become the vice-secretary of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a position he held until March 1996, when he was transferred to Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture and appointed its party secretary. Li served as a Standing Committee member of the CPC Sichuan Committee and Secretary of Sichuan between August 2000 to May 2002.

Li was elevated to the deputy party secretary of Sichuan in May 2002, he remained in that position until September 2011. Li's time in provincial politics saw him work under four successive party secretaries, including Zhou Yongkang, Zhang Xuezhong, Liu Qibao, and Du Qinglin.

In January 2013, Li was promoted to become chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, earning him full provincial status for the first time in his life.

Downfall

On December 29, 2013, Li was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[3][4] On January 16, 2014, Li was dismissed from his positions.[5] On September 11, 2014, Li was expelled from the Communist Party of China.[6] His successor was selected a year later.

Li Chongxi was indicted on charges of bribery on April 17, 2015. and handed from the Party's disciplinary agents to Nanchang Municipal Intermediate People's Court.[7] On November 3, 2015, the court found him guilty on all counts, including taking bribes worth around 11.1 million yuan (US$1.75 million). Li was sentenced 12 years in jail, and his digital recorder was also confiscated.[8]

References

  1. ^ 李崇禧同志简历. people.com.cn. Archived from the original on 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ 四川省政协主席李崇禧涉嫌严重违纪违法 正接受调查. hkwb.net. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  3. ^ 四川省政协主席李崇禧涉严重违纪违法 正接受调查. chinanews.com. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  4. ^ 四川政协主席屡遭举报:家中1棵树值十多万. 163.com. 2013-12-30. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  5. ^ 李崇禧被免去四川省政协主席职务、撤销省政协委员资格 Archived 2014-01-21 at the Wayback Machine. Apdnews,16 January 2014
  6. ^ 四川官员:李崇禧事件给四川政协事业造成极大影响. chinanews.com.
  7. ^ 四川政协原党组书记、主席李崇禧被提起公诉(图/简历). chinanews.com. April 17, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Former Political Advisor Receives 12-year Jail Term for Bribery". China Radio International. November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
Party political offices Preceded byLiu Zhongshu Communist Party Secretary of Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture 1996–2000 Succeeded byHuang Xinchu Preceded byFeng Chongtai Secretary-General of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee 2000–2002 Succeeded byGuo Yongxiang Preceded byShen Guojun Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China 2002–2007 Succeeded byOu Zegao Preceded byWang Sanyun Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Sichuan 2002–2011 Succeeded byLi Chuncheng Assembly seats Preceded byTao Wuxian Chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 2013–2014 Succeeded byKe Zunping