Yang Sitao

Yang Sitao
杨思涛
Chairman of the board and Party Secretary of Haiken Group
In office
June 2017 – April 2019
Preceded byZhang Yunsheng
Succeeded byTBA
Party Secretary of Chengmai County
In office
May 2008 – May 2017
Preceded byZhang Zuorong
Succeeded byJi Zhaomin
Magistrate of Chengmai County
In office
March 2005 – May 2008
Preceded byHuo Juran
Succeeded byChen Xiaobo
Personal details
BornNovember 1964 (age 55)
Dabu County, Guangdong
Political partyCommunist Party of China
ResidenceHainan
Alma materGuangdong Petrochemical College
Fudan University
OccupationPolitician, economist
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Yang Sitao (Chinese: 杨思涛; born November 1964) is a former Chinese politician who spent most of his career in Hainan province. He entered the workforce in July 1985, and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1989. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in April 2019.[1] Previously he served as chairman of the board and Party secretary of Haiken Group, a large state-owned agricultural enterprise. Prior to that, he was Party secretary of Chengmai County between May 2008 and May 2017.[2]

Early life and education[]

Yang was born in Dabu County, Guangdong in November 1964. After the resumption of college entrance examination, he was accepted to Guangdong Petrochemical College. He was a Ph.D. candidate at Fudan University from February 2005 and January 2008.

Career[]

After graduating in July 1985, he was assigned to the Western South China Sea Company, a branch of the CNOOC Limited. He spent 15 years working at the Western South China Sea Company before moving to Chengmai County, where he was appointed deputy magistrate there. In March 2003 he became the deputy Communist Party secretary of Chengmai County, rising to Communist Party secretary in May 2008. He concurrently served as magistrate of Chengmai County between December 2004 and May 2008. In June 2017 he became chairman of the board and Party secretary of Hainan State Farms Investment Holding Group Co, Ltd. (Haiken Group), a large state-owned agricultural enterprise in Hainan province.[3][4][5][6]

Investigation[]

In April 2019, Yang has been placed under investigation for serious violations of laws and regulations by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the party's internal disciplinary body, and the National Supervisory Commission, the highest anti-corruption agency of China. On November 18, 2019, the First Intermediate People's Court of Hainan opened a court session to hear his case, the indictment accused him of taking bribes of over 338 million yuan (about 48.1235 million U.S. dollars).[7]

References[]

  1. ^ Zhang Yangfei (18 November 2019). "Former head of largest State-owned agricultural enterprise in Hainan charged with bribery". chinadaily. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  2. ^ 落马“明星官员”曾任正厅级县委书记,常说“怕这怕那别当领导”. Sohu (in Chinese). 16 April 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ Ma Zhiping (26 May 2018). "Farming group attracts $9.4b in investment". chinadaily. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ Jiang Chenrui (蒋晨锐) (18 November 2019). 海垦控股原董事长杨思涛被公诉:收受贿赂超3.38亿. thepaper (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ 厅官涉嫌受贿3.38亿,当了9年县委书记. ifeng (in Chinese). 18 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  6. ^ 杨思涛任海垦控股集团党委书记 张韵声不再担任. ce.cn (in Chinese). 6 June 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  7. ^ Qin Siling (覃肄灵) (18 November 2019). 海垦控股原董事长杨思涛涉嫌受贿超3.38亿被公诉. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 November 2019.
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Huo Juran (霍巨燃)
Magistrate of Chengmai County
2005–2008
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Party Secretary of Chengmai County
2008–2017
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Business positions
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Chairman of the board and Party Secretary of Haiken Group
2017–2019
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