Translated by Tashi Namgyal
Edited by Yangchen Tso
The Chinese government is investigating Wang Yong, a member Communist Party and the vice-chairman of the government of Tibet Autonomous Region.
Under China’s anti-corruption campaign “Tigers Flies, and Everything in Between, Xi Jinping’s government has punished numerous leading officials from occupied Tibet, south Mongolia, and Xinjiang on charges of corruption, bribery, and disloyalty to the Party. On Monday, 30 January 2024, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of CPC was reportedly investigating Wang Yong for suspicion of severe violation of the Communist Party’s law.
Wang Yong has been the vice-chairman of the government of Tibet Autonomous Region since April 2021. According to a particular Chinese state-run news outline, he has violated CPC’s law, but with no specific crime.
Chinese state-run news outlines reported on 28 January 2024 that the government investigated 153,662 people and punished 10,8695 on charges of violating the so-called Eight Central Regulations in 2023. In the past few years, the Chinese government has accused innocent officials who have opposing views of Xi and removed them from their positions, naming them “Big Tigers.” Some of these “Big Tigers” include He XingXiang and Zhang Yongze.
On 26 January 2024, Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced He Xingxiang, a former vice-president of China’s Development Bank, to 20 years imprisonment for bribery, concealing overseas deposits, illegal bills, and loans. On 10 January 2024, the Intermediate People’s Court of Xi’an in China’s Shanxi province sentenced Zhang Yongze to 14 years and fined five million Chinese yuan. Yongze was found guilty of taking around 50 million yuan in bribes.