Guangzhou Daily Director VS. Guangzhou Party Secretary
Former director of Guangzhou Daily, Dai Yuqing went on trial
at the Grand Court of Dongguan City Intermediate People’s
Court on June 19.
He was charged with taking bribes.
In the court, Dai Yuqing again accused Wang Xiaoling,
Party Secretary of Guangzhou City Commission for Discipline
Inspection (CCDI), of meddling in construction and projects
of Guangzhou Daily and conducting insider trading.
In March, Dongguan Intermediate People’s Court had
conducted a hearing on Dai Yuqing’s case.
Dai Yuqing had denied a number of allegations, and reported
in court, Guangzhou CCDI Party Secretary Wang Xiaoling
had intended to meddle in Guangzhou Daily’s businesses,
but only met his resistance.
He was being got back at.
Six months ago, Dai’s wife Yang Lanling had reported
Wang Xiaoling’s serious violations in infrastructure projects
and management when the Central inspection team was
stationed in Guangzhou.
Investigation was initiated then.
Online China Business News reported, Dai Yuqing denied
charges of a total of 2.5 million yuan bribes on the 19th.
Dai exclaimed in court, he had confessed to the bribes due to
During the interrogation, he had been tortured mentally,
physically, deprived of sleep and gone through hypnosis.
He has developed serious hallucinations: seeing
and hearing things.
In the large sum of 2.5 million yuan bribe, Deputy Director
of Advertising in Guangzhou Daily, Chang Yongqiang,
was said to have contributed the highest sum.
In the court, the defense attorney presented three handwritten
letters from Chang Yongqiang.
In the letters, Chang expressed, ‘The confession record
of Dai Yuqing was forcibly fabricated.’
In one of the letters addressed to the court, Chang Yongqiang
wrote, “None of the bribery allegations brought up
by the prosecutor is true.
All of my confession was extorted and illegally acquired."
Chang Yongqiang had repeatedly rebutted these transcripts
as fabricated, but only met more intensified torture.
The investigators also tore up his report of the falsified
confession in front of him and
forced him to eat his shredded report.
In the March 28 trial, the court had played a video clip
of Chang Yongqiang in the interrogation.
In the video, Chang was restless.
He held his head several times and rubbed his hair.
When faced with the prosecutor’s pressing questions,
he answered, “I don’t want to ruin people.”
When Wang Xiaoling was elected Party Secretary
of Guangzhou CCDI in 2011, her resume was questioned.
The Guangzhou official website showed her resume as a teacher
at military medical school aged 15.
In 1988 when Wang became Party Secretary of Guangzhou
City Industry and Commerce Bureau,
she was only 33 years old.
Netizens suspected her resume was a fraud,
“Can a teenager be a teacher?”
The complaints had the government change her resume quickly.
Former manager of Guangdong Food Supply Company
Fan Yiping explains to NTD that for more than a decade,
Wang Xiaoling’s reputation in Guangzhou has been poor.
Former manager of Guangdong Food Supply Fan Yiping:
“Wang Xiaoling’s reputation is bad.
She has been said to be a local mistress of some central
high-ranking official, for more than 10 years."
The Epoch Times had reported earlier that Wang Xiaoling,
the niece of Zeng Qinghong’s wife, had been promoted
through nepotism by former Politburo Standing Committee
member, Zeng Qinghong.
It is understood that a photo showing Wang and Zeng and his
wife has been hung on her office wall for years.
Fan Yiping: “I could be wrong. But, it’s either the mistress
or the nepotism that has promoted her.
She was just a nurse. How can she get on the ladder so quickly
without some background?"
Guangzhou CCDI responded on June 20 about the accusation
of Wang Xiaoling by Dai Yuqing and his wife.
It is claimed that none of that report was true.
A critical article on Tianfu Opinion of Sichuan Online stated
since 1991, Wang Xiaoling began her rise in the political arena.
She was promoted every one or two years, from deputy
director of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce
and Industry, to director ,then vice mayor of Guangzhou,
in just 12 years.
It is a stark contrast to her previous experience of being
a grass roots worker for 20 years.
Sichuan Online commented, it is not “trivial” for the “relay”
report of Dai Yuqing and his wife.
It is a severe test of the credibility of the discipline and
It requires authorities to conduct serious investigation
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