Former vice public security minister prosecuted for taking bribes, manipulating stock market, possessing guns illegally
Published: Jan 13, 2022 07:57 PM
Sun Lijun Photo: Screenshot of CCTV video via

Sun Lijun Photo: Screenshot of CCTV video via

Sun Lijun, former vice minister of public security, is facing prosecution for taking bribes, manipulating the stock market and illegal possessing of guns, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.

The Changchun People's Procuratorate has filed for the prosecution after a probe into Sun's wrongdoings, conducted by the National Supervisory Commission and Changchun Public Security Bureau, was concluded. 

The Supreme People's Procuratorate designated Changchun People's Procuratorate to raise the prosecutions, Xinhua reported. 

Sun used the convenience of his past positions to seek benefits for others and illegally accept extremely large amounts of money and properties. He manipulated the securities market and violated gun management regulations by illegally possessing guns, according to the Procuratorate. 

Sun has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from his post for grave violations of Party discipline and laws, Xinhua reported in September, 2021. 

The investigation showed that Sun had never stayed true to the Party's ideals and faith, displayed "extremely inflated political ambition and very poor political integrity," issued groundless criticisms of the Party's policies, and spread political rumors, Xinhua reported in September.

Sun unscrupulously cultivated personal followers and interest groups to achieve personal political gains. He also seriously undermined the unity of the Party and endangered political security.

The investigation found that on the frontline of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, Sun deserted his post. He also possessed confidential materials without authorization and engaged in superstitious activities for a long time.

Sun abused "methods and means in police investigation" to resist a disciplinary and supervisory investigation of his own case.

Sun sold official posts, accepted large amounts of money and properties, attended banquets and high-end entertainment activities that affected the impartial performance of official duties, and indulged in a luxurious lifestyle for a long time.

Global Times