On July 13, the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of Sichuan Province of the Communist Party of China published an article titled “Prevention of Incentives when Enforcing Discipline.” The report admits that there is a phenomenon where ex-officials are punished but still promoted, expelled from the public service, and received wages. While implementing punishment, some particular localities and departments maintain the phenomenon of “incentive” to different degrees for the so-called prisoner.
The report said some punishments were not included in the records of those punished. Some positions, ranks, and salary adjustments of sanctioned persons have not been handled promptly. There is the phenomenon of “even though they are convicted, they still receive a salary,” promotion to positions, fraud in annual bonus review, etc. Some officials expelled from the party still hold leadership positions in state-owned enterprises, receiving promotions and salary increases after being sanctioned.
The report gives an example: A person surnamed Yu, chairman and general manager of state-owned enterprises Samen, controlled by the Department of Reform and Development of Samen County, was expelled from the party, but his position as chairman of the board of directors and general director for more than a year had not been canceled. The report did not specify what year he was expelled from the party.
Xiaoxiang Morning News cited another example, the deputy director of the Health Management Center in Baicheng City, surnamed Cui, was dismissed. However, Gao, the director of the human resources department, did not decide to sanction due to a personal relationship and still considered promotion and salary increase for Mr. Cui.
According to an investigation by the Beijing Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection, Yang, a former deputy general manager of a state-owned enterprise in Beijing, was jailed for 18 months for a major crime in November 2014. Still, in August 2015, he was also promoted to the company’s general director. Xiaoxiang Morning News said that there are officials in the city that the party and the regime have also sanctioned but at the end of the year are still considered “advanced individuals.”
Lin, former deputy chief of the Fujian Provincial Pricing Bureau, was sentenced to three years in prison for serious disciplinary violations in 2011 and expelled from the party in December 2013. However, the bureau still pays his salary and rewards him. It’s a typical case discovered while inspecting the implementation of disciplinary decisions of cities, districts, and departments under the province discipline supervision.
The phenomenon of Chinese officials still receiving salaries after being convicted has sparked outrage among mainland netizens.
The Epoch Times compiled several comments from Chinese netizens:
- “There are many such incidents;
- Corruption from anti-corruption people;
- From there, it can be seen how chaotic the management of cadres and personnel of local governments is;
- When did bureaucratic corruption start? Should investigate the responsibility of the officials involved;
- Must investigate thoroughly. They eat tax money of the people, go to work but do not work;
- Mandarins’ cover for each other is unacceptable. The umbrellas of these sights need to be dismantled.”