Liu Qiang (born 1964)

Liu Qiang
刘强
Vice-Governor of Liaoning
In office
January 2013 – December 2017
GovernorChen Qiufa
Communist Party Secretary of Fushun
In office
February 2008 – January 2013
Preceded byZhou Zhongxuan
Succeeded byWang Guifen
Mayor of Fushun
In office
January 2005 – February 2008
Preceded byWang Daping
Succeeded byWang Yang
Personal details
BornFebruary 1964 (age 56)
Faku County, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
ResidenceShenyang, Liaoning
Alma materDalian University of Technology
Northeastern University
Central Party School of the Communist Party of China
OccupationPolitician, engineer
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Liu Qiang (Chinese: 刘强; born February 1964) is a Chinese politician who spent most of his career in his home province Liaoning in northeast China. He joined the Communist Party of China in April 1986 and entered the workforce in July 1990. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in November 2017. At the height of his career, he served as vice-governor of Liaoning. He was a delegate to the 10th National People's Congress and 11th National People's Congress. He was also a delegate to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. He is the first sitting senior official to be probed for suspected graft since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on October 24, 2017.[1][2][3]

Biography[]

Liu was born in Faku County, Shenyang, Liaoning in February 1964. He was educated in Dalian University of Technology from August 1983 to July 1990, where he majored in chemical engineering. After graduation, he was assigned to Fushun Ethylene Chemical Plant, he remained in the plant until May 1995, when he was transferred to Fushun Petrochemical Company. He then continued working there, holding positions as factory deputy director, assistant manager, and manager. From March 2000 to April 2003, he studied at Northeastern University, where he earned his doctor's degree in management science and engineering. In November 2001, he was promoted to become general manager and party chief, he held that positions until March 2004. Then He became the deputy party chief and vice-mayor of Fushun, and then Communist Party Secretary, the top political position in the city, beginning in February 2008. From September 2008 to January 2009, he studied at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China as a part-time student. In January 2013, he was promoted again to become vice-governor of Liaoning, he was responsible for industry, science, technology, quality and technical supervision.[2][4]

On November 23, 2017, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement on its website that Liu Qiang has been placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline" by the party's disciplinary body.[5] He was expelled from the Communist Party on February 5, 2018.[6]

On November 22, 2018, Liu Qiang stood trial for taking bribes and disrupting elections at the 3rd Intermediate People's Court of Beijing. He took advantage of his different posts to help others on issues such as business operation, project contracts and job promotion. He was charged with accepting money and property worth more than 10.63 million yuan (about 1.53 million U.S. dollars) personally or through others between 2000 and 2017.[7]On April 9, 2019, Liu was sentenced on 12 years in prison and fined 1.2 million yuan for taking bribes and vote-buying.

Awards[]

Year Nominated work Award
2002 Ten Outstanding Youth in Liaoning Won
2002 13th Ten Outstanding Youth in China Nominated
2003 14th Ten Outstanding Youth in China Nominated
2004 National Labor Medal Won

References[]

  1. ^ 十九大后第二虎!辽宁省副省长刘强被查 [The Second "Tiger" After the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Liaoning Vice-Governor Liu Qiang was Placed Under Investigation]. china.com (in Chinese). 2017-11-23.
  2. ^ a b Wu Yong (2017-11-23). "Vice-governor of Liaoning probed". Chinadaily.
  3. ^ "Liaoning vice-governor investigated for suspected graft". straitstimes.com. 2017-11-23.
  4. ^ "Vice Governor of Liaoning Province Liu Qiang to Jinzhou Zhongke Green Power Company". shengyungf.com. 2017-07-11.
  5. ^ 辽宁省副省长刘强涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 [Liaoning Vice-Governor Liu Qiang was probed on suspicion of serious disciplinary violations]. CCDI (in Chinese). 2017-11-23.
  6. ^ "辽宁省政府原党组成员、副省长刘强严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". CCDI. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  7. ^ Xinhua (23 November 2018). "Former vice governor of NE China province stands trial". ECNS. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

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