Leading up to the eve of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), many corruption cases of powerful officials have been exposed.

On September 19, the website of the China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection reported that Li Jiexiang , a former member of the Qinghai Provincial Party Committee of CCP and former deputy director of the Provincial People’s Congress, was filed for review and investigation.

Accordingly, Li Jiexiang made friends with political brokers to seek job promotion and used state-owned mineral resources to engage in political transactions. Additionally, using his power and influence, he indulged in corrupt and self-seeking behavior, supporting his relatives’ businesses with technical contracts, project development, and so on.

Li Jiexiang was expelled from the CCP, and public office, and his qualification as a representative of the 19th National Congress was terminated. His illegally gained assets have also been recovered according to the law.

Public information shows Li Jiexiang, 58, is a native of Jungeer, Inner Mongolia. He has worked in Inner Mongolia for a long time. He has held many important positions, such as Deputy Director of the Inner Mongolia Development and Reform Commission, director of the Energy Development Bureau, deputy secretary and mayor of the Hohhot Municipal Party Committee, and other positions. However, on April 7 this year, Li Jiexiang was sacked.
According to Sina, Li Jiexiang is the 17th central management cadre to fall this year and the third deputy provincial cadre expelled in Qinghai after the 19th National Congress. Previously, Wen Guodong, vice governor of Qinghai and secretary of the Haixi Municipal Party Committee, and Meng Yongshan, chief prosecutor of the Provincial Procuratorate, were investigated in September 2020 and June 2021, respectively.

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