Party's over for corrupt officials

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 July, 2005, 12:00am

Zhang Yushun, Lanzhou's acting mayor in 2000. Expelled from party for accepting 400,000 yuan in bribes. Faces criminal investigation.

Yang Zaixi, former vice-mayor in charge of Lanzhou city's construction projects from 2000 to last year, was expelled from the party for accepting 1.4 million yuan in bribes. Also faces criminal investigation.

Gao Jixun, director of Lanzhou's Construction Bureau from 1996 to 2001, accepted gifts worth more than 181,000 yuan from various businessmen. Has since become a vice-chairman of Lanzhou People's Congress. The Communist Party has asked the congress to disqualify him but has allowed him to keep his party membership.

Zheng Weimin, a former vice-director of the Finance Department of Gansu province , has confessed to accepting more than 320,000 yuan in bribes from 11 companies and was unable to explain an extra 2.3 million yuan in his possession. Has been expelled from the party and faces criminal investigation.