As part of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, two Chinese security officials, including the former justice minister, have been sentenced to death with two years in prison. Indeed, Fu Zhenghua, a former justice minister and one of China’s most powerful police chiefs, was sentenced on Thursday to death for corruption and abuse of power worth USD 17.3 million by the Intermediate People’s Court of Changchun in northeast China’s Jilin province. Has been.
According to the news agency’s report, a few hours later, the same court also sentenced Wang Laik, a former Jiangsu official, to a similar sentence. According to official media, he has been sentenced to death along with two years for bribery, colluding with criminal gangs and forging identity cards. According to a report in Chinese media, Wang is a former member of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee Communist Party of China (CPC) and former secretary of the Politics and Law Committee of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee.
Three former police chiefs also got punishment on Wednesday
Let us inform that on Wednesday, three former regional police chiefs were jailed for corruption. All have been accused of allegiance to Xi and of being part of a “political bloc” led by Sun Lijun, a former deputy minister of public security at the Hong Kong-based South China Morning.
Significantly, after coming to power in 2012, the anti-corruption campaign launched by 69-year-old Xi Jinping has created fear across China. Because under this, more than a million officers, including dozens of top military officers, have been punished.
Jinping’s 10-year term is going to end
Xi Jinping is set to complete his ten-year term at the end of this year. He is widely expected to be supported by the CPC’s once-in-five-year Congress for a record third term. If given support, he would be the first CPC leader after CPC founder Mao Zedong to remain in power for more than two terms.
The highest ranking politician was also sentenced
Fu, 67, was once regarded as a rising star in the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), as he led the investigation of former security Tsar Zhou Yongkang. Zhou, the highest-ranking politician in the Jintao administration, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015 for corruption and abuse of power. Prosecutors alleged that Fu took advantage of his official authority or position to obtain benefits by helping others in his business operations, official positions, and legal matters. The court said that Fu has been deprived of his political rights to life and that all his personal property has been confiscated.