Gu Chunli

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Gu Chunli
谷春立
Vice-Governor of Jilin
In office
January 2013 – August 2015
GovernorJiang Chaoliang
Communist Party Secretary of Anshan
In office
August 2010 – January 2013
Succeeded byWang Shiwei (王世伟)
Personal details
BornJuly 1957 (age 62)
Jinzhou, Liaoning
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
ResidenceChangchun, Jilin
Alma materNortheastern University
OccupationPolitician

Gu Chunli (Chinese: 谷春立; pinyin: Gŭ Chūnlì; born July 1957) is a former Chinese politician who spent most of his career in Northeast China's Liaoning province. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in August 2015. He previously served as the Vice-Governor of Jilin and Communist Party Secretary of Anshan.

Life and career[edit]

Gu was born in Jinzhou, Liaoning, in July 1957. During the Down to the Countryside Movement, he was a Sent-down youth and performed manual labour in Changtan Township, Liaozhong County.

After the Cultural Revolution, he was accepted to Northeast Engineering Institute (now Northeastern University) in 1978 and graduated in 1982, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.

He joined the workforce in August 1975, and joined the Communist Party of China in 1984. Beginning in 1982, he served in several posts in Shenyang Chemical Equipment Plant, including secretary, technician, deputy director, and section chief. Then he served in various posts in Liaoning provincial government before serving as assistant mayor of Shenyang in 2002.

In 2005, he was transferred to Anshan and appointed the Vice-Mayor and Deputy Communist Party Secretary. And five years later promoted to the Communist Party Secretary position. He was promoted to Vice-Governor of Jilin in 2013.

On August 1, 2015, the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency announced that Gu Chunli was placed under investigation.[1] Six days later, Gu was removed from his posts by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China.[2] Gu was the first provincial-level official from Jilin to be sacked since the anti-corruption campaign began in 2012.[3] He was expelled from the Communist Party on October 30, 2015. The investigation concluded that Gu abused his power to advance the interests of others, used public funds for personal expenses, frequented private clubs, accepted bribes, accepted banquet invitations paid for by public funds, "used vehicles from state-owned enterprises", and interfered and obstructed the investigation.[4]

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

On March 31, 2017, Gu was sentenced on 12 years in prison for taking bribes worth 43.65 million yuan (~$6.34 million) by the Intermediate People's Court in Harbin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gu Chunli, Vice Governor of Jilin Province, is under investigation for suspected 'serious violation of discipline and law'". 2015-08-01.
  2. ^ "Gu Chunli was removed from office for 'serious violation of discipline and law'". Xinhua News (in Chinese). 2015-08-07.
  3. ^ 吉林首虎谷春立落马 主政鞍山获绰号“谷大扒”. Tencent (in Chinese). 2015-08-02.
  4. ^ "吉林省政府原党组成员、副省长谷春立严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Retrieved October 30, 2015.

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