China Communist Party's anti-graft watchdogfinds gold, cash in official's home
BEIJING (Reuters) - China'santi-graft watchdog has discovered 37 kg (82 lbs) of gold, documents for 68houses and 120 million yuan ($19.6 million) in cash in the home of a CommunistParty official who is being investigated for corruption, state media said.
The amount that was discovered in the homeof Ma Chaoqun, who was the former manager of the Beidaihe Water SupplyCorporation, was so large that state news agency Xinhua called it"shocking".
The Central Commission for DisciplineInspection in Hebeihas accused Ma of bribery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds,according to the Beijing News newspaper.
Ma's case was among several other similarcorruption cases in Hebeithat Xinhua has dubbed "Little officials, Giant corruption".
"The amount of money involved in thesecases is huge and it happened among the people," Xinhua said. "Thesocial influence is bad and the masses have reacted strongly."
Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed totarget high-ranking "tigers" as well as lowly "flies" in asprawling campaign against corruption. He has warned, like others before him,that the party's very survival is at stake.
Chung 1 hour ago
Now, more than ever, Xi will put additionalpressure and man power to catch these corrupt officials cum communist partymembers. May he succeeds in setting example that corruption do not pay. Hiscurrent proposal during the APEC meeting on corruption co-operation is verytimely and relevant because all of the countries in the world are facingsimilar problems. Making sure these corrupt officials have no place to hide nomatter where and which country you go into hiding is important and correct inbringing them back to face justice. Good Luck China!
J M 6 hours ago
This corrupted official should be shot& his immediate family members should be punished severely if they arefound guilty of retaining illicit or stolen money. And all properties / moneyshould be confiscated & put in the nation's coffer.
WS 2 hours ago
Would be interesting to know the firstcomment and facial expression of party-boss Xi when he heard about this case.
hmm_duck_yi 1 hour ago
Poor mr. Ma, if he were a USA politics, they would justtransfer him to an other department and still get to keep all his ill gainedwealth.
Hajibubba 3 hours ago
He is a low functionary, imagine the bigtigers, what do they have? I must say, it takes balls to hoard so much and atone's home, and still be able to go to sleep every night!!
Cash 1 hour ago
Actually there were 50 kg of gold and 150million of Yuan and document for 70 houses.
You do the calculation :)
lucky goodman 11 minutes ago
We have a better name for corruption,lobbying.
member of NO MA'AM 7 hours ago
Glad to see SOMEONE is having some kind ofanti-corruption drive. Here, they'd make it "legal" (like withlobbyists) OR they'd have him resign, and walk away rich (and get re-elected 4years later). This guy eats a bullet. Is anyone in DC reading this?Yeah...they're probably reading it and laughing at how someone ELSE can getprosecuted/executed for something that our own government is immune to.
而我们这里的反腐败则是将游说“合法化”，或者直接让腐败分子辞职，并让他保留有这些贪污的钱财，然后在四年后他又可以再次当选。可中国的这名 官员肯定得吃子弹。华盛顿的人有在关注这个吗？是的，他们可能正在关注着这个案件，并且嘲笑中国对腐败分子执行死刑，因为美国这里的腐败分子根本不用吃子 弹。
viet h 5 hours ago
I have seen these before with my own eyes.The commie took over the gov., vowed to eliminates capitalism becausecapitalism is unjust and corrupted. So they confiscated all properties, land,money, gold from rich folks, people with big and small business. "Thesocial influence is bad and the masses have reacted strongly" Yes, thepublic speakers were blaring as people houses were searched, some walls werebroken with hammers to find hidden gold bars while the owners were being sentto reeducation camp to "learn the good value of works". 30 yearslater, the people that were trying to eliminate capitalism became filthy richthem-self, send their kids to Americaand Europe to buy properties and avoidanti-graft watch dog group that for sure one day will find them.
我以前亲眼见过这样的例子。政府中的共产主义者誓言消灭资本主义，因为资本主义是不公平的和腐败的，所以他们充公了富人和大小商人的所有资产， 土地，钱财，黄金。“造成了不好的社会影响，大众反应强烈”，是的，当人们的房屋被搜查时，大众发言人发出了刺耳的抗议声，为了寻找金子，人们的房子被锤 子击毁，然后房屋主人被送去劳改营“学习努力工作的价值”。30年后，那些誓言消灭资本主义的人成为了肮脏的富人，将自己的孩子送到美国和欧洲去购买资产 并避免反腐败调查机构的调查，但是反腐败机构总有一天会将他们抓住的。
Phil 6 hours ago
Just think what an anti-graft watchdogwould find if they investigated our rotten senators and congressmen...
Human 5 hours ago
Zhou-Enlai predicted before he passed awayin 1976, that Chinawould go right, and then from right to left, periodically.
Anti-corruption movement is partly on the way back to the Maoist days.
Nightbreaker 7 hours ago
Looks like some of those Chinese communistare more equal than others!
Phil 6 hours ago
If we executed all of our corruptpoliticians, DC would be a ghost town...
bill 5 hours ago
The anti-graft is for show. They are goingafter the political enemy of Xi. None of the old red family was touched.