The website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China on November 4 published news that Wang Qiaoquan, a member of the Party Committee and Vice President of Jiangsu Police Academy, is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervision investigation.

According to his official resume, Wang Qiaoquan has been working in the public security system of Jiangsu Province for a long time. He has held many important positions, including Deputy Director of the Economic Crime Investigation Department, deputy Chief captain of the Domestic Security Team, political commissar of the Legal Team, and others.

During Wang Qiaoquan’s tenure as vice mayor of Xuzhou City and director of the city’s Public Security Bureau, the “chained woman” incident in Xuzhou’s Feng County came to light earlier this year. The incident attracted public attention at home and abroad.

Since then, local officials have been repeatedly arrested and investigated.

Before Wang Qiaoquan was fired, his subordinate, Zhou Tao, former executive deputy director of Xuzhou Public Security Bureau, was investigated by authorities on March 29. Additionally, Zuo Suofen, former deputy party secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Public Security Bureau, was investigated by the authorities on April 8. Finally, on May 28, Cheng Jiandong, former deputy director of the Jiangsu Provincial Public Security Bureau, was investigated.

Before the famous chained woman case and investigations into police officials, Xuzhou was a popular site for women trafficking. 

According to Chinese media, the book “Ancient Evils—the National Trafficking of Women,” said that 48,100 women were trafficked from just six counties in Xuzhou in the three years from 1986 to 1989.

The illegal trade in women is on the rise and makes many people suspicious of the local police system involved in and covering up illicit women trafficking.

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