Wang Xiaoguang

Wang Xiaoguang
王晓光
Vice Governor of Guizhou
In office
June 2017 – January 2018
Communist Party Secretary of Zunyi
In office
March 2013 – June 2017
Preceded byLiao Shaohua
Succeeded byLong Changchun
Personal details
BornOctober 1961 (age 58)
Juye County, Shandong
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1986-2018, expelled)
Alma materGuiyang Normal College
Southwest College of Political Science and Law

Wang Xiaoguang (simplified Chinese: 王晓光; traditional Chinese: 王曉光; pinyin: Wáng Xiǎoguāng; born October 1961) is a former Chinese politician who served as Vice Governor of Guizhou. He was dismissed from his position in March 2018 and placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.

Career[]

Wang Xiaoguang was born in October 1961, and he was entered to Guiyang Normal College in 1980. After he graduated from Guiyang Normal College, he became the instructor of Guiyang Police School in 1984.

In 1991, Wang became the Deputy Director of the Office of Guiyang Commission for Discipline Inspection. He was appointed as the Secretariat of the Office of the CPC Guiyang Committee in 1995. In 1996 he moved to Wudang District, Guiyang, and appointed as the Deputy District Governor. He promoted to the CPC Secretary in 2001.

In 2002, Wang was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Guiyang, then he promoted to the Secretariat of the CPC Guiyang Committee in 2004.

In 2006, Wang was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Zunyi, and he promoted to the Mayor in 2008. He was appointed as the Party Secretary of Liupanshui in 2011.

In 2013, Wang was appointed as the Party Secretary of Zunyi. He was appointed as the Vice Governor of Guizhou in June 2017, until he was resigned in January 2018.[1]

Investigation[]

On April 1, 2018, Wang Xiaoguang was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's internal disciplinary body, and the National Supervisory Commission, the highest anti-corruption agency of the People's Republic of China, for "serious violations of regulations and laws".[2][3] Wang became the first official of sub-provincial rank to be investigated for corruption following the founding of the National Supervisory Commission.

Following the results of the investigation, on September 20, 2018, Wang Xiaoguang was stripped of his Party membership and barred from holding public titles.[4][5][6]

On April 23, 2019, Wang was sentenced on 20 years in prison and fined 173.5 million yuan ($25.8 million). Wang was charged with accepting bribes worth 48.7 million yuan. Besides, he also charged with plundering the public fund worth 4.8 million yuan and illegally making 162 million yuan of gains from insider trading, by the First Intermediate People's Court of Chongqing.[7][8]

References[]

  1. ^ "王晓光 简历". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ Guo Rui (22 September 2018). "Chinese official's fetish for orchids and political gossip books lands him in criminal hot water". South China Morning Post.
  3. ^ "贵州省委原常委、副省长王晓光涉嫌严重违纪违法接受审查调查". thepaper.cn. 2018-04-01. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  4. ^ Zhang Zhihao; Zhang Yangfei (21 September 2018). "Ex-senior officials removed for graft". Chinadaily. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. ^ "ormer Guizhou vice governor expelled from CPC, public office". Xinhua. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "贵州省委原常委、省政府原副省长王晓光严重违纪违法被开除党籍和公职". toutiao.com. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  7. ^ Xi Danni; Zhao Runhua (24 April 2019). "Former Guizhou Governor Gets 20 Years in Prison and $26 Million in Fines for Corruption". caixinglobal. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  8. ^ William Zheng (21 December 2018). "Chinese ex-official admits to making US$23 million from insider trading". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 19 October 2019.