Du Shanxue

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Du Shanxue
杜善学
Vice-Governor of Shanxi
In office
January 2013 – June 2014
Governor Li Xiaopeng
Secretary General of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee
In office
January 2012 – January 2013
Preceded by Li Zhengwen
Succeeded by Nie Chunyu
Communist Party Secretary of Lüliang
In office
January 2011 – January 2012
Preceded by Nie Chunyu
Succeeded by Gao Weidong
Communist Party Secretary of Changzhi
In office
February 2008 – January 2011
Mayor of Changzhi
In office
March 2003 – February 2008
Personal details
Born February 1956 (age 62)
Lingyi County, Shanxi
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China (1975-2015, expelled)
Residence Taiyuan, Shanxi
Alma mater Shanxi University
Shanxi University of Finance and Economics
Occupation Politician
Du Shanxue
Traditional Chinese 杜善學
Simplified Chinese 杜善学

Du Shanxue (born February 1956) is a former Chinese politician from Shanxi province. He successively served as the Mayor and Communist Party Secretary of Changzhi, Party Secretary of Lüliang, and Secretary General of the Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, and the province's Vice-Governor.

Du was removed from office and investigated for corruption in June 2014 along with several of his colleagues, in a precursor to what amounted to a collapse of the political establishment in Shanxi in the face of the party's anti-corruption campaign under Xi Jinping.

Life[edit]

Du was born and raised in Lingyi County, Shanxi, where he graduated from Shanxi University of Finance and Economics in 1982, after the resumption of university entrance examination, and received his master of philosophy degree from Shanxi University in 2000.[1] After graduation, he worked at the Shanxi Provincial Government.[1]

Du became involved in politics in June 1976 and joined the Communist Party of China in March 1975.[1]

In February 2003, he was appointed the CPC Party Vice-Chief of Changzhi, a month later, he also served as the Mayor of Changzhi, he was promoted to become the CPC Party Chief in February 2008, a position he held until January 2011. Then he was transferred to Lüliang as the CPC Party Chief.[1]

In January 2012, Du was promoted to become the Secretary General of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee.[1] One year later, he was elected by the 12th Shanxi People's Congress as the Vice-Governor of Shanxi.[1]

On June 19, 2014, Du was being investigated by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[2][3][4][5]

On February 13, 2015, Du was expelled from the Communist Party.[6] Du was sentenced to life sentence on December 20, 2016.[7]

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