Our reporter Liu Jingyu

  According to statistics, in December 2020, among central party and state agencies, state-owned enterprises, and financial cadres, 9 people received disciplinary review and supervision and investigation, and 2 received party disciplinary and government sanctions.

In addition, 46 provincial officials were investigated and dealt with this month.

  Throughout the entire 2020, a total of 18 central management cadres are under review and investigation for suspected serious violations of discipline and law, of which 11 are deputy posts in provinces, regions and cities.

There were also 14 middle-management cadres under investigation who received party discipline and government sanctions successively, and 6 of them received bribes exceeding 100 million yuan.

  The New Year's Day and the Spring Festival are a key node in the correction of the "four winds". It has become the norm to report typical cases and urge party members and cadres to tighten up their integrity every holiday.

According to statistics, starting from late December 2020, the National Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Supervision Commission of the Provincial, Autonomous and Sub-provincial City Commission for Discipline Inspection have reported and exposed 192 typical spiritual problems that violated the eight central regulations, of which 173 involved hedonism and luxury. The issue of the wind accounted for 90% of the total number of reported issues.

  If you don't observe the small section, the big section will be lost.

Statistics found that among the above-mentioned typical mental problems in violation of the eight central regulations, illegal collection and delivery of valuable specialty products and gifts, illegal eating and drinking, illegal granting of subsidies or welfare three types of problems accounted for a relatively large proportion, followed by public travel and violation of regulations. Accept management and service object travel activities arrangements, illegal operation of weddings, funerals and other issues.

  These recurring "holiday diseases" require the broad masses of party members and cadres to tighten up their integrity, and truly be aware of awe, guard against fear, and keep the bottom line.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection also issued the "Notice on Doing a Good Job in Prosperity and Discipline during the 2021 New Year's Day and Spring Festival" on the eve of New Year's Day, guiding party members and cadres to consciously resist the "four winds" and take the lead in changing their styles and establishing new styles.

  "Coal" becomes the key word for energy anti-corruption

  In 2020, the energy sector will fight corruption and “coal” has become a key word.

On December 4, 2020, the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region issued a one-time announcement of the fall of 5 officials, including Bai Dun, the former party secretary and director of the Autonomous Region's Department of Land and Resources, and the deputy secretary of the party committee of Inner Mongolia Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. General Manager Suzhrag.

Up to now, more than 500 officials in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have fallen into the coal field.

  In 2020, the Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has repeatedly notified officials of the investigation in the form of "N burst". The important background is that since March 2020, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has organized 12 inspection teams to conduct key inspections in the coal field. Focusing on key personnel, key issues, and key issues", after 20 years of investigation, it was clearly proposed that "a comprehensive perspective consultation on the development and utilization of coal resources in the entire region since 2000" is required.

Since then, officials including coal-related state-owned enterprises and party and government departments have been found to be coal-related corruption.

  In order to further curb corruption in the energy sector, the General Office of the Party Committee of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region issued the "Regulations Regarding the Participation in the Development of Mineral Resources by the Spouses, Children and Spouses of Leading Cadres (for Trial Implementation)", clarifying that the spouses, children and spouses of leading cadres shall not Leading cadres who participate in the development of mineral resources within the area or business scope under their jurisdiction shall not use the power or position of the leading cadres to influence their participation in the development of mineral resources.

Even within 3 years of the resignation or retirement of leading cadres, such behaviors are expressly prohibited.

  Mine-related corruption is not unique to one place.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, 13 of the 31 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) across the country have been pointed out by the central inspection team for mining-related corruption, accounting for 41.9%.

In this case, Inner Mongolia opened an operation on the "coal tiger". In just a few months, 410 related cases and 534 people have been investigated and dealt with.

At present, the officials who have fallen off the horse involve multiple systems such as the government, people's congresses, justice, auditing, natural resources, and state-owned enterprises, and many of them have resigned from public office and have retired for many years.

  Small coal is involved in many links of interest. In the age of "rapid advancement" in the market, it has gradually become a hotbed of corruption.

After coal bosses were investigated, they used "every link needs money to pave the way" to describe the complicated political-business relationship in this industry.

  Industry insiders pointed out that the administrative power of coal development is deeply involved and there is more room for power rent-seeking.

Opening a coal mine requires many documents in terms of mining, production, safety, and operation. It involves multiple departments. If any checkpoint is loose, problems will arise.

  In order to obtain asylum, some unscrupulous businessmen either paid bribes or urged officials to participate in shares. Once they succeeded, they would have an umbrella.

When the regulatory authorities are looking for "trouble", the umbrella will "greet" and "approve notes."

The collusion of officials and businessmen to make a group for profit has formed a black chain of interests.

  On the other hand, some coal-related areas do not pay enough attention to the construction of party style and clean government, and the main responsibility is not in place. Sometimes, because of face, the cover for corruption is short; the disciplinary committee is not accountable and does not hold it well.

In such a relaxed environment, those who hold heavyweights have no fear, and step by step fall into the abyss of "coal for personal gain" and "coal to eat coal".

Although some officials who were sacked after the incident burst into tears when facing the camera, they did not help.

  The "reverse investigation" type of accountability, on the one hand, uncovers corrupt elements and allows relevant managers to truly establish a sense of reverence for the system, on the other hand, it also makes the system of lifelong responsibility for official behaviors practical.

Illegal eating and drinking are still high

  December 4, 2020 is the 8th anniversary of the promulgation of the eight central regulations.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, as of the end of October 2020, 375,000 cases of hedonism and extravagance have been investigated and dealt with, and 518,000 people have been criticized and educated to help and deal with them.

  On December 24, 2020, the National Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced statistical data on the nationwide investigation and punishment of mental problems that violated the eight central regulations in November 2020. This is also the 87th consecutive month that the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and National Supervision Commission has released monthly data.

  From January to November 2020, discipline inspection and supervision organs at all levels across the country investigated and dealt with more than 117,000 mental problems that violated the eight central regulations, criticized education, helped and handled more than 170,000 people, of which more than 100,000 were punished by party discipline and government affairs.

  The monthly report data published for 87 consecutive months has witnessed the implementation of the spirit of the eight regulations and the support of the people.

  Data shows that illegal eating and drinking occupies a major position among the hedonism and extravagance issues investigated and dealt with.

In November 2020 alone, a total of 1,136 illegal eating and drinking problems were investigated and dealt with across the country, accounting for 18.9% of the total number of hedonistic and extravagant problems investigated and dealt with.

At the beginning of December 2020, the anti-corruption warning feature film "The Hunting: The Bribers Talk" filmed by the Propaganda Department of the Yunnan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision revealed the painful lesson of the gradual hunting of leading cadres under the warm veil of eating and drinking.

  Chongqing businessman Cheng Xuku said bluntly: "From our point of view, we are hunters, and these leaders are prey." He "encircled hunting" the former deputy chairman of the Finance and Economic Committee of the People's Congress of Yunnan Province (then Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Yunnan Airport Group Co., Ltd.) Zhou Kai's process starts with dinner.

  According to a friend, Cheng Xuku met Zhou Kai at dinner; after that, Cheng Xuku often went to the airport to pick Zhou Kai home and approached him step by step to establish relations with him.

After that, the two began to test each other as if they were "in love": Cheng Xuku first gave a watch, and Zhou Kai asked the driver to return the money in two installments.

Although the gift was not completed, Cheng Xuku thought: "As long as he doesn't reject your association, it is already an opportunity."

  Afterwards, every time Zhou Kai returned to Chengdu, Cheng Xuku would invite him to dinner.

The more the two interacted, the trust between each other was established.

"After I met, I still felt that this person was more at ease, and I never thought that he would harm me." Zhou Kai said.

  However, Cheng Xuku confessed his true purpose: "We spend a lot of thought to guess, observe, and understand him, spend a lot of energy to welcome him, please him, and spend a lot of money, even if it is a piece of cake, we must satisfy him. This is an'investment', and this'investment' is a matter of great profit." He even said nakedly: "In our eyes, he is a tool for us to obtain benefits. Our purpose is to get from him. Get greater benefits. No one will say from the beginning that it is for the purpose of making friends, so it is very dangerous to associate with us."

  After 3 years of acquaintance, Cheng Xuku's "hunting" permeated every aspect of Zhou Kai's life.

When Zhou Kai counted the money at the end, he was already counted to the point of being scared. He "thought that he was not counting money anymore, but he was throwing paper on his grave."

Starting from bit by bit, Cheng Xuku successfully opened up the secret passage between power and capital, and Zhou Kai also ruined his own future, and was prosecuted for the crime of taking bribes and making illegal profits for relatives and friends.

  Some people have complied with the eight regulations in form, but the privilege thinking has always been deeply rooted.

  On December 25, 2020, according to the website of the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Shao Youtian, a member of the Party Group and Vice President of the Linfen Intermediate People’s Court of Shanxi Province, was "double-opened" for serious violations of discipline and law. In his "double-opening" notice, it is quite rare The expression “in violation of laws and regulations, motor vehicles have been driven on the road without a number plate for a long time” appeared in the country.

  According to the case handling personnel, he initially handled special license plates and used the company bus. After the bus reform in 2016, Shao Youtian bought a private car.

Without a special license plate, Shao Youtian simply stopped hanging the license plate.

When encountering traffic police checks on the road, Shao Youtian sometimes used a serious excuse to "participate in an emergency meeting" to get through the customs, and sometimes put on an official pretence to claim "handling major cases". When encountering auxiliary police on duty, he even used position threats to intimidate unscrupulously .

Over time, the name of "Shao Youtian" has become a "pass".

  Anti-criminal and evil move towards normalization

  2020 is the year of decisive victory in the special fight against gangsters and evil. According to data from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervision Commission, from January to November 2020, a total of 29,600 cases involving gangs, corruption and "protective umbrella" issues were filed and dealt with to party members and cadres. 25,400 were punished for party discipline and government affairs with public officials, and 2,383 were transferred to judicial organs.

  As the three-year special struggle comes to an end, many people are worried whether the underworld and evil forces will resurrect?

  The "Implementation Outline for the Construction of a Society under the Rule of Law (2020-2025)" issued in December 2020 gives the answer, emphasizing the promotion of normalization of the eradication of criminals and evil, the establishment of a long-term mechanism, and the need to comply with laws and regulations, be lenient and strict, and be punished. Its crime cannot be "downgraded" nor "uplifted" to ensure that the struggle against the evil forces does not deviate or deform.

  The evil forces, as social cancers, try to control grassroots organizations, draw in and corrupt party members and cadres, and seek political backing and "protective umbrellas". They have deep roots in the local area, and it is often difficult to combat and eradicate them.

  Sorting out a batch of criminal and evil cases published in December 2020, the Sichuan "Yanggou" case highlights the above characteristics.

  "Yang dog" is Yang Shulin's well-known nickname in Shehong City, Suining, Sichuan. After earning the first pot of gold by lending usury, it has gradually developed into a large number of people with Yang Shulin as the organizer and leader, relatively fixed backbone members, and clear hierarchy. , A relatively stable underworld organization.

  He once led people to besie a government unit, and pointed at the person in charge of the unit and cursed "I will clean up you when I sit in the classroom." After the special fight against crime and evil was launched, he asked his younger brothers to have the spirit of eradicating evil and evil. "Understand, chew, eat thoroughly"... In order to combat the Yang Shulin evil forces, the investigators collected more than 1,600 GB of electronic evidence and looked through more than 700 case files.

  On December 16, 2020, according to the Yunnan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision: Tang Yuehong, a deputy-department-level cadre of the Yunnan Provincial Public Security Department, was suspected of serious violations of discipline and law, and is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervision and investigation.

Tang Yuehong has been working in the Yunnan public security system. He has been a police officer for 37 years, and it has been 6 months since his retirement when he was investigated.

  It is worth mentioning that on December 22, 2020, the draft anti-organized crime law was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for deliberation for the first time.

One of the main points of the draft is to elevate the organization of evil forces to a legal concept.

According to the relevant person in charge, raising the organization of evil forces into a legal concept is conducive to the elimination of evil forces in the early stage, and it also helps to eliminate evil and thoroughly.

  Expert analysis shows that in addition to further improving the level of rule of law and standardization in the eradication of gangsters, the draft also releases a clear signal of normalization of "sweeping gangs and gangs": the end of the special struggle does not mean that gangs and gangs will stop, and no criminals will be allowed to stop. The evil forces and their "protective umbrellas" have come back from the dead, from small to large.

  (Source: Xinhua News Agency, the website of the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China Discipline Inspection and Supervision Report, etc.)