In-depth attention | Remove stumbling blocks in the development of the Economic Development Zone

Leaders are also officials and businessmen, lack of supervision over the operation of power

  Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission website Li Lingna

  “In the course of rectification and reform, asset liquidation and recovery were strengthened, and 1.649 billion yuan of investment was recovered by rescinding the agreement and contract; and 4.45 billion yuan was involved in recovering funds through negotiation, court litigation, assistance from public security, and disciplinary inspection and supervision agencies.” In the Hohhot Economic and Technological Development Zone of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 76 rectification tasks were basically completed, and 140 specific issues were rectified.

  The rectification of these problems originated from the same person-Li Jianping, the former secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Hohhot Economic and Technological Development Zone, and was triggered by his serious violation of discipline and law.

The reporter learned that the case involved more than 3 billion yuan and was called "the largest case so far in the history of Inner Mongolia's anti-corruption struggle."

1 Regarding the field of responsibility as a "private domain" and wantonly grabbing huge economic benefits

  From March 2011 to September 2018, he was notified that Li Jianping served as the Secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Hohhot Economic and Technological Development Zone for 7 years.

  In those years, from the use of position to help others to contract projects to receive money and materials, and later to fully realize the power in their hands, the amount has gradually increased from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands to several million, tens of millions, and even a few. Billion, Li Jianping's appetite is getting bigger and bigger, and once the floodgates of desire are opened, it will be overwhelming.

  Even though Bai Haiquan, former deputy secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Economic Development Zone and former executive deputy director of the Management Committee, who had worked with him, was investigated in 2014, Li Jianping did not have a trace of vigilance. He still did not constrain, stop his hands, and even intensified his efforts.

  As the leader of the Economic Development Zone, Li Jianping not only regarded his subordinate companies as his own "pocket" and "cash machine," he also registered the company in the name of others and manipulated it himself to achieve the purpose of embezzling state-owned assets.

  In order to disrupt the supervision, Li Jianping registered and established a company in the name of a hotel attendant Wang, Ao, and Xu, a social worker. The legal person is Wang, but the real boss is Li Jianping.

What is even more absurd is that in the primary election of the chairman, general manager and chief supervisor, Li Jianping used the "rock-paper-scissors" method to solve the problem. The first chairman, the second general manager, and the third chief supervisor.

  The investigation found that Li Jianping arbitrarily set up dozens of large and small shell companies, including the obvious head office, as well as the first, second, and third-level subsidiaries that are deceptive.

Under his direct planning and instruction, these companies solicited projects and did business with each other, and a large amount of state-owned funds flowed frequently and secretly stored their warehouses, and finally they were embezzled for other purposes with the intent of "money to make money."

  From a simple transaction of power and money to the establishment of a shell company to defraud state-owned funds, Li Jianping arbitrarily grabbed huge economic benefits, involving more than 3 billion yuan.

According to Li Jianping’s confession, with the exception of part of the money used for gambling, most of the money is used to purchase famous calligraphy and paintings, antique jade, gold jewelry, precious watches, and a large number of famous Chinese and foreign wines. The wine cellar contains tens of thousands of bottles of various famous wines. .

  "In terms of state-owned assets management, after repeated review, the book value of the total assets of state-owned enterprises in the Economic Development Zone is 23.2 billion yuan, and the actual value of the estimated value is 15.777 billion yuan, which is 7.423 billion yuan different from the book value." The harm of Li Jianping’s case is prominent in three aspects:

  ——In terms of economic construction, it caused huge losses to the economic development zone. Just before being retained, it also deliberately wanted to transfer more than 200 million yuan of funds;

  ——In terms of political ecology, 862 people were suspected of entering in violation of regulations. The phenomenon of "bad money expelling good money" is popular in the economic development zone. Although he has been investigated and punished, the "legacy" is still there;

  ——In terms of the business environment, fair competition has disappeared. Projects that Li Jianping has spotted are green light all the way. Projects that are not spotted are not allowed to be launched even if they have obvious benefits.

  Li Jianping regards the field in charge as a "private territory." His domineering, arrogant and domineering nature made this state-level economic and technological development zone, an important engine for the development of the autonomous region's capital, suffer greatly and be on the verge of ruin.

2 Focus on the "ten chaos" in the economic development zone exposed in the Li Jianping case, and punish in the same direction

  After the Li Jianping case, Liu Qifan, member of the Standing Committee of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Party Committee, Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee, and Director of the Supervisory Committee, conducted in-depth field investigations on the basis of a comprehensive study of the case and analysis of the crux of the case. The problems in the Li Jianping case were summarized as disorderly establishment of companies, disorderly positions, and disorderly The “ten chaos” issues such as recruiting personnel, signing agreements in disorder, borrowing funds in disorder, setting up accounts in disorder, chaos in management, disorder in system, and disorder in supervision, etc., require Hohhot City and the Economic Development Zone to take this as the focus to carry out special projects to promote reform. action.

  The main responsibility for the "Ten Chaos" problem lies with Li Jianping, but the then leading group members and department heads also bear responsibility to varying degrees.

As the targets of promoting reforms with cases, they have worries in their minds and cannot be firm in rectification.

The Hohhot Municipal Party Committee "exchanges blood" to the leadership team of the Economic Development Zone. The newly appointed party working committee members are all dispatched. At the same time, the Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Organization Department dispatched a working group to take over the Economic Development Zone Discipline Work Commission to implement the supervision of reforms. responsibility.

  After hard work, important results have been achieved through the use of cases to promote reforms, but there are still problems: some hidden persons involved secretly instigated cadres and the masses to obstruct rectification; the "ten chaos" problem involved dozens of enterprises and departments, and some were not well coordinated and serious Affect the degree of improvement.

Suddenly, all kinds of discussions were heated up: "I heard that the case for promoting reform has stopped, and there must be too much resistance to change." "The case is complicated. Don't just engage in formalities and go through the scene"...

  The Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Autonomous Region broke the idea of ​​rectifying and not handling the case, insisting on synchronizing punishment in the same direction, taking it as an important practice to promote the "three nos", and instructing the Hohhot Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection to form a task force to open up "blocking points" for rectification; designate counterpart supervision and inspection The office uses the mechanism of “lead, assign, supervise, and verify” to guide the task force to file a case on the “ten chaos” issue, and seriously hold accountable 13 members of the economic development zone team and department-level cadres, and give party disciplinary and political sanctions or Admonish the conversation; follow the instructions assigned by the superior and find the problem clues in the rectification at the same level, severely investigate and deal with 25 people, transfer 2 people to the procuratorial organ, and issue 16 disciplinary inspection and supervision recommendations.

  "Li Jianping and Hu Zuofei did not step forward to supervise, nor did he have a conscience about promoting reforms with the case, and he was ashamed of the organization." Many former members of the Economic Development Zone who were held accountable said.

"Thinking that in the Li Jianping case, if the illegal methods are hidden, they will not be discovered. During the period when the case is used to promote the reform, the masses who don't know the truth are still instigated." The person involved in the case was very regretful.

  The powerful review and investigation has formed a strong deterrent, and the economic development zone has accelerated the rectification of the "ten chaos" issues.

  In the rectification of disorderly established companies, the original 78 companies were withdrawn and integrated into 14; in the rectification of disorderly established positions, the management personnel of state-owned enterprises were reduced from 239 to 67, and the number of internal departments was reduced from 192 to 112. The number of department heads has been reduced from 246 to 108; in the rectification of unauthorised funds, 62,034,300 exchanged funds have been cleared, and the remaining funds shall be recovered through legal means; in the management of chaos, the organization shall be improved and the management of state-owned enterprises shall be clarified Responsibilities at different levels; in the rectification of system chaos, promulgated management measures for state-owned enterprise leaders to straighten out the management system and mechanism of investors and state-owned capital; in rectification and supervision of chaos, rectify the structure and staffing of the board of directors and the board of supervisors, improve the discipline inspection and supervision system, and form Effective state-owned enterprise supervision model...

  Under the promotion of the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision of the Autonomous Region, Hohhot City checked the "ten chaos" problems, rectified the chaos of state-owned enterprises by analogy, and comprehensively expanded the effectiveness of the Li Jianping case to promote reform.

“The Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Organization Department, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the Audit Bureau and other departments selected 108 key business personnel to form 8 working groups, directly intervening in enterprises to collect more than 100,000 copies of data, distributing 6123 questionnaires, and 764 conversations. State-owned enterprises belonging to the home city carry out rectification.” According to the relevant person in charge of the Commission for Discipline Inspection of Hohhot City, a total of 662 problems were discovered and 458 rectifications have been completed.

  In order to further deepen the symptom and root cause and implement the actual case to promote reform, all units have launched a “look back” self-examination work based on the case to promote reform in accordance with the unified deployment, focusing on requiring units that have not completed the rectification task and the rectification is not solid to conduct a comprehensive self-examination.

3 Even officials and businessmen are willing to be "hunted", and there are frequent violations of discipline and law in the Economic Development Zone

  The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection pointed out that the focus should be on investigating and dealing with corruption cases involving political and economic issues, focusing on areas and links with strong policy support, investment intensive, and resource concentration, and resolutely investigate and deal with infrastructure construction, project approval, state-owned enterprise reform, and Corruption issues in public resource transactions, scientific research management, etc.

  "The Economic and Technological Development Zone is a region's economic experimentation field. The state has given relatively broad policies. I have been working for 10 years. It is an indisputable target for entrepreneurs. They need my support and my work also needs the investment of entrepreneurs." Bai Haiquan was sentenced to life imprisonment for guilty of bribery, corruption, and unidentified sources of huge amounts of property.

After falling from the horse, he was very regretful and frankly admitted that his own desires harmed him.

As a division-level cadre, his crime amounted to 170 million yuan.

  Sorting out the review and investigation columns on the website of the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, 20 of the main leaders of the state-level economic development zones have been dismissed from their posts, involving 19 state-level economic development zones.

Among them, Zeng Jinsheng, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Xiangyang High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Hubei Province, and Li Jianfeng, Deputy Secretary, were investigated one after another.

  In addition, more than 40 cadres at the provincial, ministerial, and bureau levels who have lost their jobs in other positions have the experience of serving as key leaders in national economic development zones.

For example, Wang Xiaoguang, former member of the Standing Committee of the Guizhou Provincial Party Committee and former vice governor of the provincial government, served as a member of the Party Working Committee and Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Guiyang High-tech Industrial Development Zone for two years; Zhang Qi, former member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and former secretary of the Haikou Municipal Party Committee, served as Yangpu Deputy Secretary of the Economic Development Zone Working Committee for four years.

  On the one hand, the phenomenon of the concentration of top leaders in the economic development zone, the lack of separation of officials, business, government and enterprises, and the willingness to be "hunted" reflect the common problems of power concentration and regulatory failure, such as closed management systems and unclear power boundaries. .

  Li Jianping has long been "both officials and businessmen," and he clashed with unscrupulous businessmen.

The excessive concentration of power made his greed lose its restraint.

He turned himself into a business owner, regarded his violations of discipline and law as "capital operation", and arbitrarily engaged in "power for his own use and benefit for himself".

  On the other hand, the economic development zone also has problems in key areas and key links that are prone to corruption.

Economic and technological development zones at all levels have many preferential policies, many engineering projects, many funds, many development land, and large discretionary powers. Once power is not restricted, "development highlands" can easily become "prone areas of corruption."

  Zhang Rukai, former deputy director of the Administrative Committee of Lianyungang Economic and Technological Development Zone in Jiangsu Province, accepted bribes from a private company. During the acquisition of the land held by the private company by a company funded by the Administrative Committee, the illegal and high price acquisition resulted in a loss of nearly 4 million state-owned assets.

On the one hand, illegal businessmen used bribes to obtain land in violation of regulations, while on the other, party members and leading cadres used the land for personal gains. The problem of violations of discipline and law in the land area of ​​the Economic Development Zone was frequent.

The investigation found that some people obtained land for science and technology support funds through illegal operations; some people ran away funds after enclosing land at low prices and mortgaged loans from financial institutions; some people fabricated high-quality projects to embezzle state-owned assets or enjoy policy preferences in the name of cooperation; some people low prices Land acquisition has not been developed for a long time, hoping to transfer arbitrage after land appreciation... State-owned land has become a bargaining chip for rights and money transactions.

  What's more, the economic development zone is regarded as a "private territory."

He Bingrong, the former secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Jiaxing Economic and Technological Development Zone in Zhejiang Province, practised "patriarchy and one-speaking" and regarded the jurisdiction as a "private territory", and used public power for private purposes and abused power.

On occasions such as meetings of the Party Working Committee of the Jiaxing Economic Development Zone, he repeatedly argued that "the spirit of the eight central regulations will affect the economic development of the Economic Development Zone. The Economic Development Zone is a special place and the standards should be lowered."

He did not stop in action, and repeatedly asked his subordinates to buy 1470 bottles of high-end drinks with public funds. In the name of banqueting merchants, he unscrupulously engaged in super-standard reception.

4 Precise treatment and prescribe the right medicine, improve the system and regulations, and standardize the operation of power

  Since its establishment in 1984, state-level economic development zones have grown from nothing, from weak to strong, and have played an important role in my country's economic development and opening up to the outside world.

On January 27, the Ministry of Commerce held the 2020 national economic development zone assessment and evaluation results special conference.

According to data, in 2019, 218 national economic development zones achieved a regional GDP of 10.5 trillion yuan, an increase of 10.3% over the previous year. The growth rate was 4.2 percentage points higher than the national average growth rate and accounted for 10.6% of GDP. .

  The administrative agency of a national economic development zone is generally a dispatched agency of the local people's government at or above the municipal level, and it performs administrative examination and approval, economic coordination and management functions of the people's government at the same level as authorized.

In order to prevent the economic development zone from using its special status to weaken supervision, all localities have formulated systems and regulations to standardize the operation of power based on actual work.

  From an institutional perspective, Shanxi, Guangxi and other provinces have formulated and implemented development zone regulations to clarify the legal status, main functions and responsibility boundaries of development zones, and straighten out the power and responsibility relationship between development zones and the local government.

The Regulations on Development Zones of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, which came into effect in September 2020, clarifies relevant legal responsibilities, and will be punished in accordance with the law if the staff of the development zone management agencies abuse their powers, neglect their duties, or engage in malpractices in the management and service of the development zone. ;Constitute a crime, be held criminally responsible.

  From the perspective of supervision, the discipline inspection and supervision agencies in various regions, in combination with the specific responsibilities of the economic development zone, escort the healthy development of the economic development zone by maintaining high-pressure punishment, building institutional defenses, and cultivating the concept of integrity.

The Fujian Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision has made regulations on dispatching supervision agencies to special areas such as the Economic Development Zone and the High-tech Zone, focusing on regulating the establishment of dispatched supervision agencies, leadership relationships, work responsibilities, and supervision authority.

In the process of investigating and handling a series of corruption cases, the Lianyungang Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision led the relevant departments to form a joint investigation team to conduct in-depth investigations on issues in the area of ​​land transfer in the Economic Development Zone.

According to the main source of corruption in the field of land transfers, such as lax investment control and low land access thresholds, the Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection submitted rectification opinions to the Economic Development Zone Party Working Committee, requesting to improve the system specifications for investment, land transfer, etc. .

  In Li Jianping's case, due to the disorderly establishment of temporary institutions and unreasonable social management functions, the economic development zone agencies were bloated and top-heavy.

"Li Jianping approved 862 illegal entry in the Economic Development Zone, with a maximum of 324 people in one batch, which increased the number of employees in the Economic Development Zone from 77 to 868." In response to the employment disorder, the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision of the Autonomous Region urged the Hohhot Municipal Committee to urge the Economic Development Development Committee. The district carried out reforms, highlighted economic service functions, stripped social management functions, adjusted the original "five parks and one town" structure. Except for one town continued to be managed by the economic development zone, other parks were separated by means of withdrawal and merger, and passed through the organization. "Slimming" realizes "turn around" as soon as possible.