Xinhua: “Trial opens on former Central Propaganda Department Deputy Director Lu Wei’s Bribery Case”

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The Intermediate People’s Court in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province held a first-instance public court session on October 19, 2018 to hear the bribery case against former Central Propaganda Department Deputy Director Lu Wei.

2018年10月19日,浙江省宁波市中级人民法院一审公开开庭审理了中共中央宣传部原副部长鲁炜受贿一案。

The Ningbo People’s Procuratorate charge is that from July 2002 to the second half of 2017, the accused Lu Wei had made use of the conveniences and the authority of his posts as Xinhua party branch member, secretary and seputy agency director, as standing member of Beijing’s Municipal Party Committee, propaganda department director, vice mayor, as director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, as deputy director of the State Council’s information office, as director of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, vice director of the propaganda department of the Communist Party of China, of other posts, and favorable conditions shaped by these positions, trying to gain benefits from relevant work units and individuals in internet administration, advancement, and other matters, obtaining property from relevant units or individual’s directly or through others, amounting to 32 million Yuan RMB.

浙江省宁波市人民检察院指控:2002年7月至2017年下半年,被告人鲁炜利用担任新华社党组成员、秘书长、副社长,中共北京市委常委、宣传部部长、北京市副市长,国家互联网信息办公室主任,国务院新闻办公室副主任,中央网络安全和信息化领导小组办公室主任,中共中央宣传部副部长等职务上的便利以及职权、地位形成的便利条件,为有关单位和个人在网络管理、职务晋升等事项上谋取利益,直接或者通过他人收受相关单位和个人给予的财物,共计折合人民币3200万余元。

During the trial, the prosecution brought relevant evidence, Lu Wei and his defender(s) carried out cross examinations, prosecution and defense amply expressed their opinions under the court’s presiding, and Lu Wei also made a final statement, pleaded guilty and confessed.

More than sixty people – People’s Congress members from the national, provincial and Ningbo level, members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Courts special supervisors, news reporters and members of the masses from all walks of life – attended the trial.

庭审中,公诉机关出示了相关证据,鲁炜及其辩护人进行了质证,控辩双方在法庭的主持下充分发表了意见,鲁炜还进行了最后陈述,并当庭表示认罪、悔罪。全国和浙江省、宁波市三级人大代表、政协委员,人民法院特约监督员,新闻记者和各界群众60余人旁听了庭审。

After the court hearing, the court announced a postponement, to determine a prison term.

庭审结束后法庭宣布休庭,择期宣判。

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Related

First tiger, Nov 22, 2017

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Updates

Anti-Lu campaign, SCMP, Sept 26 / Oct 8, 2018

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6 Comments to “Xinhua: “Trial opens on former Central Propaganda Department Deputy Director Lu Wei’s Bribery Case””

  1. I taught 2 senior court officials in Fuzhou and obviously failed to stress the importance of short sentences and the liberal use of full-stops.

    Do they love the long discursive ramble repeatedly interspersed with the adjective relevant!

    As soon as you see the first relevant, you know some cadre is for the high jump and a long-term stay in the Qincheng big house.

    Yours in relevance
    KT

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  2. JR. You never know. Our cadre could be assigned a cell next to Bo Xilai at Qincheng. They could while away the hours together playing Go.

    No doubt every now and then, Bo would get a distant look in his eyes, after rubbing his fingers through his-now very grey and seriously thinning hair.

    “You know comrade. I could have been a presidential contender.

    If it wasn’t for that idiot Heywood, my promiscuous whore of a wife and that dirty rat Wang Lijun”.

    .

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  3. I taught 2 senior court officials in Fuzhou and obviously failed to stress the importance of short sentences and the liberal use of full-stops.
    It’s the culture. If Chinese people actually realized what they are told by the evening news, there’d be a counter-revolution, and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation would be checkmate.

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  4. Our cadre could be assigned a cell next to Bo Xilai at Qincheng.
    I’m not so sure. Obviously, as a high personality who made himself useful at times, he won’t live in Hu Jia’s old cell, but remember that he repented in court, which means that he isn’t a princeling. Bo Xilai seemed to show quite a bit of contempt for the court, at least by a senior court official’s standards – he grinned at the guys.
    Zhou Yongkang wouldn’t do that.

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  5. Hmm…. I wonder what will happen to Bo. Do you think Xi might decide to tidy up and have Bo unfortunately develop cancer or something similar?

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  6. I think Xi will take a scientific approach. If he gets away with it and if it consolidates his power further, he’ll have Bo develop cancer – but not otherwise.

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