An official in Fujian was prosecuted for illegally obtaining state secrets by spying and buying, and obtaining large returns through private lending.Retired six years later

2022-05-01 0 By

Wang Yuandong, former deputy head of the Standing Committee of the Quanzhou People’s Congress in Fujian province, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, abusing power and illegally obtaining state secrets, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced on February 8.Born in July 1955 in Jinjiang, Fujian province, Wang Yuandong served as secretary of the Party Working Committee of Quanzhou Economic Development District and Secretary of Yongchun County Party Committee. In January 2012, he was promoted to deputy director of the Standing Committee of Quanzhou People’s Congress.Nearly six years after his retirement, Wang was ousted in June 2021 and expelled from the Party in January 2022.The Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision of Fujian Province disclosed in the circular that it obtained large returns through private lending;Granting large subsidies to specific enterprises for illegal decisions;Illegally accepting property from others;The blind pursuit of political achievements and abuse of power caused great loss of public property.Moreover, Wang Yuandong, in order to escape the organization investigation, tried every means to draw in corrupt discipline inspection and supervision cadres, deliberately espionage to obtain the secret of handling cases, against the organization review.The Zhangzhou People’s Procuratorate accused Wang yuandong of taking bribes, abusing power and illegally obtaining state secrets.Prosecutors said they had illegally obtained state secrets by spying and bribing.Article 282 of China’s Criminal Law stipulates that whoever illegally obtains state secrets by stealing, spying or buying shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years, criminal detention, public surveillance or deprivation of political rights;If the circumstances are serious, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than seven years.In addition, China’s secrecy Law clearly stipulates that state secrets are classified into three levels: top secret, secret and secret.Among them, top secret state secrets are the most important state secrets, whose disclosure will cause especially serious damage to national security and interests.Source: Liu Qingying, governor of Chang ‘an Street, Shandong Business Daily, editor of Speed Leopard News Network