Yang Chongyong
杨崇勇
Executive Vice-Chairman of the Hebei People's Congress
In office
January 2016 – April 2017
ChairmanZhao Kezhi
Succeeded byFan Zhaobing (范照兵)
Vice Governor of Hebei
In office
January 2008 – January 2016
Communist Party Secretary of Kunming
In office
May 2003 – December 2007
Preceded byYang Jianqiang (杨健强)
Succeeded byQiu He
Personal details
BornNovember 1955 (age 68)
Kunming, Yunnan
NationalityChinese
Political partyChinese Communist Party (expelled)
Alma materYunnan University
OccupationPolitician

Yang Chongyong (Chinese: 杨崇勇; pinyin: Yáng Chóngyǒng; born November 1955) is a former Chinese politician who spent his career in Yunnan and Hebei. He most recently held the post of the Vice-Chairman of the Hebei People's Congress. Previously, he held the post of the Vice Governor of Hebei and Communist Party Secretary of Kunming. He was investigated by the Chinese Communist Party's anti-graft agency in April 2017. He was accused of taking 206 million RMB bribery according to The Second People's Court of Tianjin, 2018.

Biography

Yang Chongyong was born in May 1955 in Kunming, Yunnan, a member of the minority Manchu ethnic group. He graduated from Yunnan University. In his early career, he held the post of the Communist Party Secretary of Yiliang County, Secretary General of Yunnan People's Government, the Communist Party Secretary of Yuxi etc. In 2003, he was appointed as the Communist Party Secretary of Kunming until 2007.[1]

In 2008, Yang moved to Hebei, and he was elected as the Vice Governor of Hebei.[2] He was elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Hebei People's Congress in 2016.[3]

On 11 April 2017, Yang was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party (CCDI) for "serious violations of regulations"; he was, remarkably, the fourth consecutively-serving Kunming party chief to be investigated for corruption.[4] He was expelled from the Communist Party on 4 July 2017.[5]

On 27 September 2018, Yang was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes worth 206 million yuan by the Second Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin.

References

  1. ^ "杨崇勇任昆明市委书记". Sohu. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  2. ^ "杨崇勇任河北省副省长". Sina. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  3. ^ "杨崇勇当选河北省人大常委会副主任 接替宋恩华任党组书记". 中国经济网. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "河北省人大常委会党组书记、副主任杨崇勇涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查". CCDI. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ "河北省人大常委会原党组书记、副主任杨崇勇严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". 中央纪委监察部网站. Retrieved 4 July 2017.