Friday, 5 March 2010

Web of deceit lands party young gun in hot water

A deputy secretary of the Communist Youth League committee in Shijiazhuang has been sacked and handed over to prosecutors for allegedly fabricating her age, resume and identity to win promotion and inherit a huge estate that her billionaire lover left to his daughter.

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Web of deceit lands party young gun in hot water

Choi Chi-yuk
04 March 2010

A deputy secretary of the Communist Youth League committee in Shijiazhuang has been sacked and handed over to prosecutors for allegedly fabricating her age, resume and identity to win promotion and inherit a huge estate that her billionaire lover left to his daughter.

Once dubbed “the youngest member of the Standing Committee of the Shijiazhuang People’s Political Consultative Conference”, Wang Yali, was removed as the league’s deputy head in the Hebei capital in June and was investigated by the province’s commission for discipline inspection in January after six months of repeated denunciations filed by Wang Cuimian, the daughter of billionaire Wang Popan, The Beijing News reported yesterday.

The report said that the discipline watchdog had recently transferred Wang Yali’s case to the judiciary.

Wang Cuimian said Wang Yali - a woman she had never met - claimed to be the exclusive recipient of at least 440 million yuan of her father’s estate after he died in August 2008, the report said.

Wang Cuimian reportedly denounced Wang Yali to the provincial discipline watchdog, accusing her of fabricating her personal details in order to climb the political ladder.

Quoting the biography of Wang Yali purportedly provided by the league committee in Shijiazhuang, The Beijing News said Wang Yali claimed to have been born in 1978, to have served as a soldier in the Hebei military region and as a pharmacist in an unnamed military hospital in 1990, at the age of 12.

“It’s impossible for her to be a pharmacist at the age of 12,” said Zhou Suoxiang, the deputy party secretary of Shijiazhuang’s municipal traffic department, who worked with Wang Yali from 1996 to 2001.

Wang Yali was later found to have been born to a rural family in Wuji county, Shijiazhuang, in 1969, and to have met Wang Popan when she was 20.

The report quoted Wan Cuimian as saying that Wang Yali had been a mistress kept by her father for years until they broke up as a result of a suspected theft in 1997.

Han Zhiyou , one of Wang Popan’s best friends, told the newspaper that Wang Popan had once told him that Wang Yali had stolen US$1.1 million from a safe in a flat they shared.

After falling out with Wang Popan, Wang Yali was reportedly kept by Wang Zhifeng, the head of Shijiazhuang’s traffic department, until Wang Zhifeng fled the country to dodge a corruption investigation launched in late 1998.

The paper also said that Wang Yali then developed an intimate relationship with Zhang Zhenjiang, the former deputy director of Shijiazhuang’s municipal people’s congress, who used his political influence to help her win promotions from 1999.

On Zhang’s instructions, the city’s organisation department reportedly turned a blind eye to conspicuous loopholes in Wang Yali’s resume as she won successive promotions before becoming league deputy head in March 2007.

“Had there not been denunciations about her bogus profile in seeking millions from the estate, Wang Yali could have been elevated as a vice-mayor,” said Zhang Guoliang, the party secretary of Xinji, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Shijiazhuang.