China News Service, May 4th. According to Korean media reports, a person from South Korea’s Blue House said on the 4th that it is currently not considering pardoning Samsung Electronics’ vice chairman Lee Jae-yong.
The prime minister’s nominee Jin Fuqian also stated in his written defense at the hearing that day that he did not consider pardoning Lee Jae-yong.
Data map: Li Zairong, vice chairman of Samsung Group.
According to reports, all walks of life in South Korea have recently proposed that in view of the insufficient supply of the new crown vaccine and the fierce competition in the semiconductor market, they should consider pardoning Lee Jae-yong.
On April 27, South Korea’s five major economic organizations formally proposed to the Blue House to pardon Lee Jae-yong. At that time, the Blue House stated that it would not consider pardons for the time being and had no plans to discuss the issue.
According to previous reports, Lee Jae-yong is the only son of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kin-hee.
Since Li Jianxi fell ill and was admitted to the hospital in 2014, Li Jayong has become the actual controller of the group.
In October 2020, Li Jianxi passed away.
Lee Jae-yong was indicted in February 2017 for being involved in the scandal of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's "confidentiality in politics".
Li Zairong was sentenced to 5 years in prison in the first instance, and 2 years and 6 months in prison in the second instance, suspended for 4 years, and released.
In 2019, the South Korean Supreme Court sent the case back for retrial.
In October 2020, the Seoul High Court initiated a retrial of the case.
On December 30, 2020, South Korean prosecutors asked the court to sentence Lee Zayong to 9 years in prison.
On January 18, 2021, the Seoul High Court sentenced Lee Jae-yong to 2 years and 6 months in prison, and he was arrested in court.