Dong Hongyun

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Dong Hongyun
Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou
In office
April 2009 – December 2014
Preceded by Zhang Jianxin (张建欣)
Succeeded by Li Junming (李俊明)
Mayor of Lüliang
In office
February 2006 – April 2009
Preceded by Nie Chunyu
Succeeded by Zhang Jiuping (张九萍)
Personal details
Born November 1956 (age 61)
Hongdong County, Shanxi
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Residence Xinzhou, Shanxi
Alma mater Shanxi Normal University
Jilin University
Occupation Politician

Dong Hongyun (simplified Chinese: 董洪运; traditional Chinese: 董洪運; pinyin: Dǒng Hóngyùn; born November 1956) is a Chinese politician from Shanxi province. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in December 2014.[1] Previously he served as the Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou and before that, mayor of Lüliang.[2]

Dong was a member of the 11th National People's Congress.[3]


Dong was born and raised in Hongdong County, Shanxi. He graduated from Shanxi Normal University.

He joined the Communist Party of China in June 1976, and got involved in politics in January 1982.

In January 1984, he was appointed Communist Party Secretary of Wan'an Town, and a Standing Committee of the CPC Hongdong County Committee.

In May 1986, he was appointed the Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Xiangning County, he remained in that position until March 1990, when he was transferred to Fushan County and appointed the Deputy Communist Party Secretary. He served as County Governor and Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Fushan County from November 1992, and Communist Party Secretary, the top political position in the county, between May 1993 to November 1995.

In January 2001 he was promoted to become the Vice-Mayor of Yuncheng, a position he held until February 2006, when he was promoted to Mayor and Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Lüliang.

Dong served as Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou beginning in April 2009, until he was taken into custody for investigation in December 2014.[4]

On December 29, 2014, state media reported that Dong was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for "serious violations of laws and regulations". Along with Datong party chief Feng Lixiang, and Yuncheng party chief Wang Maoshe, Dong was one of three sitting municipal leaders investigated in Shanxi province during the sweeping anti-corruption crackdown following the 18th Party Congress.[5]

On August 7, 2015, Dong was expelled from the Communist Party of China following the CCDI investigation. The CCDI accused Dong of being "disloyal and not nice" to the party, "kept important personal information from the [party] organization," visited "private clubs", "sold offices for cash", "unduly interfered in the administrative processing and approvals process [of projects]", and solicited and accepted bribes. He was also said to have interfered in the investigation process, "lied and tried to hide facts from the [investigating] organization, and attempted to conspire with his associates to obstruct the investigation." Dong was indicted on charges of bribery. He was promptly arrested following the announcement to face judicial proceedings.[6]


  1. ^ "山西忻州市委书记董洪运落马 曾编20字为官教材". People.COM (in Chinese). 2014-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Religious sites face capital temptation". Chinadaily. 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "全国人大代表信息-董洪运". (in Chinese). 2013-04-05. 
  4. ^ "董洪运任忻州市委书记". Xinhua News (in Chinese). 2013-05-01. 
  5. ^ Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (2014-12-30). "山西忻州市委书记董洪运接受组织调查". Sina (in Chinese). 
  6. ^ "山西省忻州市委原书记董洪运被"双开"". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. August 7, 2015. 
Party political offices
Zhang Jianxin
Communist Party Secretary of Xinzhou
Li Junming
Government offices
Nie Chunyu
Mayor of Lüliang
Zhang Jiuping
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