Liu Zhigeng
刘志庚
Vice-Governor of Guangdong
In office
November 2011 – February 2016
Communist Party Secretary of Dongguan
In office
March 2006 – November 2011
Preceded byDong Xing
Succeeded byXu Jianhua
Personal details
BornJune 1956 (age 66)
Xingning, Guangdong
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
Residence(s)Guangzhou, Guangdong
Alma materJilin University
OccupationPolitician

Liu Zhigeng (Chinese: 刘志庚; pinyin: Liú Zhìgēng; born June 1956) is a former Chinese politician. He was the Vice-Governor of Guangdong and the Communist Party Secretary of Dongguan. On February 4, 2016, Liu was placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency.[1]

Career

Liu Zhigeng was born in Xingning, Guangdong in June 1956. He was the teacher of Pei Ning commune Primary School (陂宁公社) from 1973 to 1978. In 1979, he entered Jilin University and graduated in 1983. He joined the Communist Party in February 1985. From 1983 to 1992, Liu Zhigeng worked in Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau. In 1993 he became the mayor of Longgang District and the Communist Party Secretary of Longgang District in 1995. In 2002, Liu became the mayor of Qingyuan. Liu Zhigeng held power in Dongguan from 2004 to 2011, which served as CPC Deputy Secretary, Mayor, Director of People's Congress, and CPC Secretary. In 2011, Liu Zhigeng became the Vice-Governor of Guangdong.[1][2]

On February 4, 2016, Liu Zhigeng was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's internal disciplinary body, for "serious violations of regulations".[1] Liu was expelled from the Communist Party on April 18, 2016, for "joining superstitious activities, membership in private clubs and bribery".[3]

On May 31, 2017, Liu was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes worth 98.17 million yuan in Nanning.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c "广东省副省长刘志庚涉嫌严重违纪接受组织调查". CCDI. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  2. ^ "Liu Zhigeng 刘志庚". China Vitae. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  3. ^ "广东省政府原党组成员、副省长刘志庚严重违纪被开除党籍". CCDI. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "广东省原副省长刘志庚受贿案一审被判无期徒刑". 和讯网. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2017-06-01.