Gong Jianhua, former deputy director of the Jiangxi Provincial Congress’s Committee, was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was also removed from his current position on May 10.
Gong is the fourth provincial-ministerial official of Jiangxi Province dismissed since the 19th National Congress.
According to China’s anti-graft body’s report, Gong organized small allies to engage in rent-seeking power, and family-style corruption. He illegally accepted huge sums of money.
Previously, he turned himself in and was under investigation in November 2021.
Gong Jianhua was promoted by another fallen official, Su Rong. Su Rong was the Jiangxi provincial Party committee’s former secretary.
According to China News, Gong had given bribes to Su Rong and facilitated the business of Su’s son. In exchange Gong was promoted as Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee’s secretary in 2011. Before Su left Jiangxi in 2013, he also nominated Gong as a candidate for deputy provincial inspection cadre.
Su was fired in June 2014. Five Jiangxi deputy provincial officials who have close ties to Su Rong have been sacked successively following Su’s dismissal.
The list of dismissed officials includes Li Yihuang, the former vice governor of Jiangxi Province, Shi Wenqing, the former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Jiangxi Provincial, and Xiao Yi, the former vice-chairman of the Jiangxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference. They all have been accused of taking bribes.
According to the Jiangxi Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection’s official website, in 2021 alone, more than 40 officials in Jiangxi Province were removed from their positions.