Top anti-corruption body calls for officials to draw lesson from Zhou Jiangyong's case
Published: Feb 22, 2022 11:49 AM
Zhou Jiangyong Photo: VCG

Zhou Jiangyong, former Party chief of Hangzhou city  Photo: VCG


China's disciplinary agency on Tuesday released an article on how the Hangzhou local government in Zhejiang Province called on local officials to draw lesson from the case of Zhou Jiangyong.

Zhou Jiangyong, former Party chief of Hangzhou city, was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and public office for violating laws and disciplines, "colluding with the capital" and "supporting the illegal expansion of capital expansion". 

The article released by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said the officials' education session held on February 15 urged officials to take the case of Zhou as a warning and acknowledge CCDI's resolution in the fight against corruption. 

Decisions by the CCDI and National Supervisory Commission to expel Zhou from the Party and dismiss him from his public post demonstrate the zero-tolerance approach by the central government to any corruptive acts, the article said. 

It is necessary to clean the negative impact that Zhou's corruption case brought to the political ecology, the article said. 

Zhou was put under both disciplinary and supervisory investigations by CCDI and the National Supervisory Commission in August, 2021. The CCDI said the former official ignored the spirits of the central government, colluded with the capital and supported illegal expansion of capital. He also violated the rules by interfering in the market economy and engaged in corrupt activities with his family members involved.

Global Times