Pan Yiyang
潘逸阳
Executive Vice Chairman of Inner Mongolia
In office
October 2010 – September 2014
Preceded byRen Yaping (任亚平)
Succeeded byFu Taizeng (符太增)
Communist Party Chief of Ganzhou
In office
September 2003 – October 2010
Preceded byZhang Hairu (张海如)
Succeeded byShi Wenqing (史文清)
Communist Party Chief of Xinyu
In office
December 1998 – December 2001
Preceded byDing Yaoming (丁耀民)
Succeeded byHong Lihe (洪礼和)
Personal details
BornAugust 1961 (age 60)
Huiyang District, Huizhou, Guangdong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1984–2015; expelled)
Alma materSun Yat-sen University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese潘逸陽
Simplified Chinese潘逸阳

Pan Yiyang (Chinese: 潘逸阳; born August 1961) is a former Chinese politician who served in regional posts in Jiangxi province and Inner Mongolia.[1][2] Pan served as the Communist Party Secretary of Ganzhou between 2003 and 2010, and subsequently Executive Vice Chairman of Inner Mongolia. During his tenure in the autonomous region he also sat on the Party Standing Committee of Inner Mongolia.[3][4][5] He was placed under investigation for corruption in September 2014 and expelled from the Communist Party. Upon being convicted on charges of bribery, Pan was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Biography

Pan was born and raised in Huiyang District of Huizhou, Guangdong, where he earned a Ph.D. degree from Sun Yat-sen University.[3]

He became involved in politics in January 1982 and joined the Communist Party of China in August 1984.[3] Beginning in 1983, he served in several posts in Foshan, including Deputy Party Secretary, and Party Secretary.[3]

In March 1998, he was appointed the CPC Party Chief of Conghua, he remained in that position until December 1998, when he was transferred to Xinyu and appointed the CPC Party Chief.[3]

From December 2001 to September 2003, he served as the head of the Agriculture Department of Jiangxi Province.[3]

He became the CPC Party Chief of Ganzhou in September 2003, and served until October 2010.[3]

He was promoted to become the Executive Vice-Chairman of the government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in October 2010.[3]

Downfall

On September 17, 2014, the state media reported that he would be investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious disciplinary violations".[3][6]

The party investigation concluded that Pan engaged in "non-organizational political activities", did not observe "political discipline and political rules", gave gifts to seek specific offices, sought to advance the interests of associates through accepting cash and gifts. "Pan Yiyang was an alternate member of the Central Committee; his ideals and beliefs evaporated, severely violated party discipline, did not tone down his behavior even after the 18th Party Congress." He was expelled from the Communist Party on October 16, 2015, and his case moved to judicial authorities for processing.[7]

Pan was a member of the 11th National People's Congress, and an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Chinese media reported that he had close relations with former Jiangxi Party Secretary Su Rong. Pan and Su worked together during their respective tenures in high-ranking posts in Jiangxi province.[3]

On April 18, 2017, Pan was sentenced on 20 years in prison for taking bribes worth 86.01 million yuan (~$12.50 million) and giving bribes equivalent to 7.61 million yuan (~$1.11 million) to former party General Office chief Ling Jihua by the First Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin.[8][9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Senior Inner Mongolia official under probe for graft". China.org. 17 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Pan Yiyang 潘逸阳". China Vitae.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 内蒙副主席潘逸阳被查 任职地先后牵出腐败大案 (in Chinese). QQ.com. 18 September 2014.
  4. ^ 内蒙古自治区出席党的十八大代表候选人初步人选公示名单 (in Chinese). CPC News. 3 May 2012.
  5. ^ 中国共产党内蒙古自治区第九届委员会委员名单 (in Chinese). CPC News. 14 November 2011.
  6. ^ 内蒙古自治区党委常委、自治区政府副主席潘逸阳接受组织调查 (in Chinese). Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China. 17 September 2014. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014.
  7. ^ "内蒙古自治区党委原常委、自治区政府原副主席潘逸阳,广西壮族自治区党委原常委、南宁市委原书记余远辉严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. October 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Xinhua (18 April 2017). "Former senior official sentenced to 20 years for graft". Chinadaily. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  9. ^ Nectar Gan (11 November 2015). "A tiger down in every province: senior official becomes first in Beijing to be probed for graft". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  10. ^ Choi Chi-yuk (4 July 2016). "Ling Jihua, former Chinese presidential aide, sentenced to life in prison". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
Party political offices Preceded byLin Musheng Secretary of Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China 1995–1998 Succeeded byXu Pinghua Preceded byDing Yaoming Communist Party Chief of Xinyu 1998–2001 Succeeded byHong Lihe Preceded by? Head of Rural Work Department of Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China 2001–2003 Succeeded byLü Bin Preceded byZhang Hairu Communist Party Chief of Ganzhou 2003–2010 Succeeded byShi Wenqing Government offices Preceded byRen Yaping Executive Vice Chairman of Inner Mongolia 2010–2014 Succeeded byFu Taizeng