Cheng Kejie

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Cheng Kejie
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Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
In office
March 1998 – April 2000
Chairman of Guangxi
In office
January 1993 – January 1998
Preceded by Wei Chunshu
Succeeded by Li Zhaozhuo
Personal details
Born (1933-11-13)13 November 1933
Shanglin County, Guangxi, China
Died 14 September 2000(2000-09-14) (aged 66)
Beijing
Political party Communist Party of China (1954–2000, expelled)
Alma mater Northern Jiaotong University

Cheng Kejie (Chinese: 成克杰; 13 November 1933 – 14 September 2000) was a Chinese government official who was executed for bribery.[1]

Cheng was born in Guangxi, and joined the Communist Party of China in February 1954, rising to become governor of Guangxi region and vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Cheng was involved with Li Ping, (described as his mistress)[2] and was convicted of corruption along with her. It is alleged that the two spent the money gained from corruption for gambling in Macau. Li was sentenced to life imprisonment.[3][4] K. Thomas Liaw estimates that 95 percent of China's convicted corrupt officials had mistresses. According to Liaw, Cheng and Li had decided to divorce their respective spouses and get married and that Cheng had taken a bribe of Renminbi 40 million to fund their marriage.[5]

Cheng Kejie was the most senior official to be executed for bribery in the history of Communist China.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Cheng Kejie Sentenced to Death for Bribery". People's Daily. 31 July 2000. Accessed 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ John B. Kidd; Frank-Jürgen Richter (2003). Fighting Corruption in Asia: Causes, Effects and Remedies. World Scientific. p. 195. ISBN 978-981-279-539-7. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Robert Harris (2003). Political Corruption: In Beyond the Nation State. Routledge. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-415-23556-3. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b BBC News Asia-Pacific. 9 August 2000.
  5. ^ a b K. Thomas Liaw (19 October 2007). Investment Banking and Investment Opportunities in China: A Comprehensive Guide for Finance Professionals. John Wiley & Sons. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-470-17383-1. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
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