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Cover Story: Record River of Graft Leads to Death Penalty for One-Time Water Official

By Feng Huamei and Han Wei
2023年12月11日 07:37
The story of how Li Jianping, a mid-level municipal official in Inner Mongolia, amassed $420 million in illicit gains stunned the nation and sparked public outrage

In a nation of superlatives when it comes to the scale of just about everything, now one former official in North China’s Inner Mongolia can add his dubious achievement to the list: a staggering 3 billion yuan ($420 million) in misappropriated funds and accepted bribes, the biggest haul from graft by an individual in the country’s history, according to Caixin calculations based on publicly available information.

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