Wang Maoshe
Communist Party Secretary of Yuncheng
In office
February 2013 – June 2014
Preceded byBai Yun
Succeeded byWang Yuyan
Communist Party Secretary of Shuozhou
In office
February 2011 – February 2013
Preceded byTian Xirong
Succeeded byWang Anpang
Mayor of Jincheng
In office
April 2008 – January 2011
Preceded byXia Zhengui
Succeeded byWang Qingxian
Personal details
BornAugust 1957 (age 66)
Anze County, Shanxi, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materShanxi Agricultural University

Wang Maoshe (simplified Chinese: 王茂设; traditional Chinese: 王茂設; pinyin: Wāng Màoshè; born August 1957) is a former Chinese politician who served as the Communist Party Secretary of Yuncheng, a city in Shanxi province, between 2013 and 2014, and prior to that, party chief of Shuozhou. He was investigated for corruption and was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party in 2015.


Wang was born and raised in the town of Hechuan of Anze County, Shanxi Province. He graduated from Shanxi Agricultural University.

Wang joined the workforce in July 1975, and joined the Chinese Communist Party in April 1982.

In December 2007, Wang was appointed the Deputy Party Secretary and Vice-Mayor of Jincheng, he was promoted to become the Mayor of Jincheng in April 2008.[1] In February 2011, Wang was transferred to Shuozhou as the CPC Party Chief, a position he held until February 2013, when he was transferred laterally to become the party chief of Yuncheng.

Wang was a member of the 11th National People's Congress. Chinese media reported that Wang had close relations with two officials: Ling Zhengce and Du Shanxue.[2]


On June 4, 2014, it was announced that Wang was as being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[3][4][5]

After Wang was sacked, the party chief position in the city of Yuncheng, one of the "corruption disaster zones", was not filled for over a year, the longest such vacancy for any municipal party chief since the anti-corruption campaign began in 2012. He was succeeded by Henan native Wang Yuyan in August 2015. In the same month, Wang was expelled from the Communist Party; the report of his wrongdoing was authored by the Shanxi Commission for Discipline Inspection. He was accused of "vote-buying", adultery, taking bribes, and "continuing to take bribes after the 18th Party Congress".[6]

On January 6, 2017, he was sentenced to 15 years and fined 5 million yuan for taking bribes by the Xuzhou Intermediate People's Court in Jiangsu.[7] According to the indictment, he used his various positions between 2011 and 2014 in Shuozhou and Yuncheng to seek benefits for relevant organizations and individuals in job promotion, job adjustment and enterprise management.[7] In return, he accepted money and property worth over 52.35 million yuan ($8.09 million) personally or through his relatives.[7]


  1. ^ "Innovative China: Redefining Urbanization - Chinadaily US Edition".
  2. ^ 揭山西运城落马书记交际圈:与令政策私交很好 (in Chinese). Sina. 2014.
  3. ^ 媒体称山西省运城市委书记王茂设被调查 (in Chinese). Sina. 2014.
  4. ^ 山西运城市委书记王茂设被查 消息称搜出千万元 (in Chinese). Xinhuanews. 2014. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Shanxi Officials, Linked To Many 'Big Tigers,' Implicated". 2014-06-24.
  6. ^ "山西运城原书记王茂设被双开 拉票贿选、与人通奸". Ifeng. August 5, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c 运城市委原书记王茂设获刑十五年. Sohu (in Chinese). 9 January 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
Government offices Preceded byXia Zhengui Mayor of Jincheng 2008–2011 Succeeded byWang Qingxian Party political offices Preceded byTian Xirong Communist Party Secretary of Shuozhou 2011–2013 Succeeded byWang Anpang Previous:Bai Yun Communist Party Secretary of Yuncheng 2013–2014 Next:Wang Yuyan