Shangguan Jiqing

Shangguan Jiqing
上官吉庆
Mayor of Xi'an
In office
February 2016 – 5 November 2018
Preceded byDong Jun
Succeeded byLi Mingyuan (acting)
Communist Party Secretary of Baoji
In office
December 2013 – October 2015
Preceded byTang Junchang
Succeeded byQian Yin'an
Mayor of Baoji
In office
February 2012 – December 2013
Preceded byDai Zhengshe
Succeeded byQian Yin'an
Magistrate of Xunyi County
In office
June 1995 – November 1997
Preceded byLiang Fengmin
Succeeded byCao Xingwei
Personal details
BornMarch 1963 (age 57)
Qian County, Shaanxi, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
ResidenceXi'an, Shaanxi, China
Alma materShaanxi Business School
Central Party School of the Communist Party of China
Northwest University
OccupationPolitician
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese上官
Simplified Chinese上官

Shangguan Jiqing (Chinese: 上官吉庆; born March 1963) is a Chinese politician who spent his whole career in his home-province Shaanxi. He served as mayor of Xi'an between 2016 and 2018 but appeared to have been embroiled in a local scandal involving several other high-ranking officials. He was demoted to an insignificant position and put under probation by the disciplinary organs of the Communist Party of China in late 2018.

Biography[]

Shangguan Jiqing was born in March 1963 in Qian County, Shaanxi.

After graduating from Shaanxi Business School in August 1980, Shangguan Jiqing entered politics as a local official in Xiyang Town of Sanyuan County. Shangguan Jiqing joined the Communist Party of China in April 1982. In July 1982 he was appointed as an official in the county's Bureau of Finance and over a period of ten years worked his way up to the position of Director.

In January 1995 he was transferred to Xunyi County and served as its deputy magistrate. In December 1995 he was promoted to become the Magistrate, a position he held until August 1998, when he was transferred again to Bin County. He served as magistrate from August 1998 to October 1999, and Communist Party Secretary, the top political position in the county, from October 1999 to December 2002.

He became the vice-mayor of Xianyang in April 2004 and served until November 2004. He was deputy director of Shaanxi Provincial Department of Finance in November 2004, and held that office until August 2008.

In August 2008 he was appointed vice-mayor of Baoji, and three years later promoted to mayor. He then served as Communist Party Secretary, the top political position in the city, from 2013 to 2015.

In October 2015 he was promoted to Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province. He concurrently served as mayor in February 2016.[1][2]

Downfall[]

On October 29, 2018, Shangguan Jiqing was placed on probation within the Communist Party. The party suspended his party membership and also demoted him. The government confiscated his illegal gains.[3][4]

Shangguan Jiqing was removed from the Communist Party and government's websites on November 2, 2018 without any official explanation.[5] On November 5, 2018, he resigned from the mayor of Xi'an. On November 9, he was removed from membership of China's top parliamentary body, the National People's Congress.[6] Soon after, former Shaanxi party chief Zhao Zhengyong was also put under investigation. It was revealed in state television footage in January 2019 that Shangguan had been handed a two-year suspension from the party and demoted to a "non-leading futingji position," which was two grades lower than his previous position.[7]

References[]

  1. ^ Yang Fan (15 January 2016). "Vice mayor scouts out Xi'an Logistics Park". Chinadaily. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Coding New Future on The Digital "Silk Road", Xi'an Hosts Second Global Programmers' Festival". Yahoo. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ 上官吉庆又有新消息 陕西多人仕途被“秦岭”阻断. youth.cn (in Chinese). 2018-11-10.
  4. ^ 西安市长上官吉庆、市政协原主席程群力被处分. ifeng (in Chinese). 2018-11-07.
  5. ^ "Chinese officials caught up in corruption probe". South China Morning Post. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  6. ^ 西安市人大常委会:上官吉庆、程群力的人大代表资格终止. bandao.cn (in Chinese). 2018-11-10.
  7. ^ "首次公开 上官吉庆被降为副厅级非领导职务". 新京报. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-01-10.

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Government offices
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Liang Fengmin (梁凤民)
Magistrate of Xunyi County
1995-1997
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Cao Xingwei (曹兴魏)
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Dai Zhengshe (戴征社)
Mayor of Baoji
2011-2013
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Qian Yin'an (钱引安)
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Dong Jun (董军)
Mayor of Xi'an
2016-2018
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Li Mingyuan (acting)
Party political offices
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Tang Junchang (唐俊昌)
Communist Party Secretary of Baoji
2013-2015
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