Mao Xiaoping

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Mao Xiaoping
毛小平
Communist Party Secretary of Wuxi
In office
April 2011 – December 2011
Preceded by Yang Weize
Succeeded by Huang Lixin
Mayor of Wuxi
In office
March 2003 – May 2011
Preceded by Wang Rong
Succeeded by Zhu Kejiang (朱克江)
Personal details
Born July 1957 (age 61)
Wujin, Jiangsu
Political party Communist Party of China
(expelled)

Mao Xiaoping (Chinese: 毛小平; born July 1957) is a former Chinese politician, most widely known for his tenure as the Mayor and Communist Party Secretary of Wuxi, a city in Jiangsu province. He was investigated for corruption in 2012 and later expelled from the Communist Party of China. He currently serves as the deputy director of the Jiangsu Supply and Marketing General Cooperative.

Career

Born in Wujin County, Jiangsu. In his early career, Mao worked for a visual arts academy in the city of Changzhou. He graduated from Nanjing Normal University in 1982, and became a teacher at Changzhou High School. In 1983, he got involved in the Communist Youth League organization in Changzhou, becoming the head of the organization a few years later. In 1988, he was promoted to become party boss of Zhonglou District in Changzhou. In 1996, Mao became the administrative chief of the Changzhou New Area. A year later, he was promoted to Vice Mayor of Changzhou. In 1998, Mao was named deputy director of the provincial light industry bureau. In 2001, he was named Vice Mayor of Wuxi. He became Mayor of Wuxi in February 2004.[1]

During Mao's mayoralty, Wuxi emerged as the city with the highest GDP per capita in the province. Mao was seen as a competent manager of the city's economy. The city began to build its first Metro lines. When Yang Weize left office as Wuxi's party boss in 2011, Mao, who by then had some ten years of experience working in the city, was considered a top contender for the office.[2]

In April 2011, Mao was promoted to Party Secretary of the city of Wuxi, his first job as the top executive official of a city. He remained in office for less than a year.[3] During Mao's eight-month tenure as party boss, the city's First People's Hospital was demolished, apparently to make way for the construction of a new hospital. In addition, the construction plans for a local garbage-powered electricity generation plant caused significant controversy with local residents and lowered the party chief's approval ratings.[4] On December 22, 2011, Mao was placed under investigation and entered Shuanggui proceedings, and was removed from his post as party chief of Wuxi. During Shuanggui, Mao was reportedly uncooperative with investigators and maintained his innocence.[5]

In February 2012, Mao was named the deputy director of the Jiangsu Supply and Marketing General Cooperative, maintaining a department-level rank. However, the party's anti-graft agency announced in early 2012 that Mao would undergo further investigation for "severe violations of discipline". The investigation concluded that Mao violated party discipline by taking bribes to the equivalent of 577,000 yuan (~$90,000), was of "depraved morality", "maintained extramarital relations with two women," but did not state that he broke the law. He was demoted from department-level to division-level (chuji), and expelled from the Communist Party of China on April 14, 2012.[6] The mention of Mao's extramarital relationships was considered unusual at the time,[2] though after the 18th Party Congress mentions of "adultery" have become fairly commonplace for party investigations into officials accused of corruption.

Mao was a delegate to the 11th National People's Congress.

See also

References

  1. ^ "全国人大代表信息-毛小平". NPC. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  2. ^ a b "原无锡市委书记毛小平被通报与女性通奸引关注". Sina. April 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "原无锡市委书记毛小平被开除党籍 受贿57万元". Sohu. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ "无锡垃圾发电厂暂缓投产 万人抗议未停息(图,视频)". April 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ "无锡原市委书记毛小平纪检调查结案". Caixin. April 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ 无锡原市委书记毛小平严重违纪被开除党籍 (in Chinese). Tencent. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Wang Rong
Mayor of Wuxi
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Zhu Kejiang
Party political offices
Preceded by
Yang Weize
Communist Party Secretary of Wuxi
2011
Succeeded by
Huang Lixin
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