Wang Shouxin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.

Wang Shouxin (Chinese: 王守信 died 1980) was a middle-level cadre of the Chinese Communist Party who was convicted in the biggest corruption scandal of the People's Republic of China prior to 1979. She was executed in 1980.[1]

Working in Heilongjiang province, she embezzled at least 536,000 yuan of state funds. Her case was investigated by Liu Binyan and published in an expose article titled People or Monsters (人妖之间), published in People's Literature in September 1979.

A series of photos of the execution of Wang Shouxin accompany an account of the case in The Chinese Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years.)[2]:220–1


References[edit]

  1. ^ Foster, Peter (2009-05-08). "China firing squad photos prompt calls for more executions". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Spence, Jonathan D. (1996). The Chinese Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years. New York: Random House.