Guo Yongxiang

Guo Yongxiang (Chinese: 郭永祥; pinyin: Guō Yǒngxiáng; born February 1949) is a former Chinese politician. He worked for the China National Petroleum Corporation before joining the Ministry of Land and Resources. He was subsequently transferred to work in Sichuan province, and successively served as the Vice Governor and Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Congress. He was investigated for corruption, dismissed from office, expelled from the Communist Party of China, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Guo was a close associate of disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

Guo Yongxiang
郭永祥
President of Sichuan Federation of Literary and Art Circles
In office
February 2009 – April 2014
Vice-Chairman of the Sichuan People's Congress
In office
January 2008 – February 2013
Vice-Governor of Sichuan
In office
January 2006 – January 2008
Secretary-General of Sichuan Party Committee
In office
December 2002 – January 2006
Personal details
BornFebruary 1949 (age 71)
Linyi County, Shandong, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1971–2014, expelled)
Alma materCentral Party School of the Communist Party of China
OccupationPolitician

BiographyEdit

Guo was born in Linyi County, Shandong in February 1949, during the Republic of China.

Guo joined the Communist Party of China in January 1971 and he got involved in politics in December 1972.

During the Cultural Revolution, Guo worked in Shengli Oil Field, Shandong as an officer, he entered the China National Petroleum Corp in August 1990.

He attended Central Party School of the Communist Party of China in August 1992, majoring in economic administration, where he graduated in December 1994. In July 1998, Guo was appointed as Chief of Office Ministry of Land and Resources.

In January 2000 he was promoted to become the Deputy Secretary General of Sichuan Committee of Communist Party of China, a position he held until December 2002.

In December 2002, he was appointed a Standing Committee member of Sichuan Committee of Communist Party of China, the Secretary General of Sichuan Committee of Communist Party of China and the Chairman of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee Office, he remained in that positions until January 2006, when he was appointed the Vice-Governor of Sichuan.

In January 2008, Guo was elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Sichuan People's Congress.

In February 2009, Guo was appointed as the President of Sichuan Federation of Literary and Art Circles.

On June 23, 2013, Guo was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[1][2][3][4]

On April 8, 2014, Guo was dismissed from his government positions and expelled from the Chinese Communist Party.[5][6][7]

On October 13, 2015, Guo was sentenced 20 years in the jail.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 海南副省长冀文林被调查:与郭永祥交往密切 (in Chinese). Ifeng. 2014.
  2. ^ 新闻早点:冀文林郭永祥履历暴露巨大腐败网络 (in Chinese). Sina. 2014.
  3. ^ 冀文林有十年秘书生涯 曾是落马官员郭永祥下属 (in Chinese). China. 2014.
  4. ^ 郭永祥徐孟加等涉严重违纪被终止四川人大代表资格 (in Chinese). Chinanews. 2014.
  5. ^ 郭永祥受贿、道德败坏被双开 (in Chinese). Ifeng. 2014.
  6. ^ 四川文联原主席郭永祥被双开 疑生活作风有问题 (in Chinese). Sohu. 2014.
  7. ^ 最高人民检察院依法决定对郭永祥立案侦查(图) (in Chinese). Huanqiu. 2014.
  8. ^ "China jails former senior provincial official for 20 years". Reuters. Oct 13, 2015.