Guizhou procuratorial organs prosecute Liu Zilis suspected bribery case according to law

 Guizhou procuratorial organs prosecute Liu Zilis suspected bribery case according to law

On September 17, this year, according to the Guizhou Disciplinary Commissions news: Recently, with the approval of the Guizhou Provincial Commission, the Guizhou Disciplinary Commission has conducted a disciplinary review and investigation on Liu Zili, the former general manager of Maotai Liquor Factory (Group) Co., Ltd. in Guizhou Province.

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After investigation, Liu Zili violated political discipline by organizing real-time investigation and verification of his problems, colluding with relevant personnel to confront organizational review; violating organizational discipline and making use of the influence of his position to seek benefits for others in the promotion of cadres; violating integrity and discipline, using his power to violate rules and regulations to obtain the right to operate Maotai liquor for others and engage in power and sex trading; violating national laws and regulations. Regulations, make use of the convenience of the position, seek benefits for others, illegally accept other peoples property, the amount is particularly huge, suspected of bribery crime. Liu Zili, as a leading cadre of Party members and one of the principal responsible persons of Maotai Limited Company in Guizhou Province, China, has seriously violated the Partys discipline and national laws and regulations, and should be dealt with seriously if he does not converge, stop or stop after the Eighteenth National Congress of the Party. According to the Regulations on Disciplinary Disposal of the Communist Party of China, the Supervision Law of the Peoples Republic of China and other relevant provisions, after studying and submitting to the Provincial Committee of Supervision of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Commission of Disciplinary Commission for approval, it was decided to grant Liu self-reliance to dismiss his party membership and cancel the treatment he enjoyed in accordance with the provisions; confiscate his illegal income from violation of discipline; and transfer his suspected crimes to the procuratorial organs for examination and prosecution in accordance Property is transferred with the case. Political affairs noted that this is the first time that the Discipline Commission has publicly informed Liu Zili of his investigation. Liu Zili has retired as general manager of Maotai Group in August 2015. It has been four years since then. According to public information, Liu Zili was the old man of Maotai Group, born in 1955, Renhuai, Guizhou Province. He entered Maotai Winery at the age of 16 and was the trade union chairman and vice president of Maotai Winery (Group) Company in Guizhou. In 1998, after the merger of Maotai Group, Liu Zili was appointed as chairman and general manager of the company for more than ten years. He returned to Maotai Group in May 2010 and became the general manager of Guizhou Maotai Liquor Co., Ltd., a listed company of Guizhou Maotai Group. He was appointed Vice Chairman of Guizhou Maotai Group in October next year, and then general manager of Guizhou Maotai Group.

Since then, Liu Zili has been partnering with Yuan Renguo, the former chairman of Maotai Group, which fell off in May this year, until his retirement in 2015.

Political Affairs noted that during Liu Zilis tenure as general manager of Guizhou Maotai Liquor Co., Ltd. and general manager of Guizhou Maotai Group, Maotai Liquor had experienced a maximum price increase, a total increase of about 50% in two years, and was accused by public opinion of being suspected of monopoly. In December 2010, Guizhou Maotai Liquor Co., Ltd. announced that since January 2011, the price of Maotai Liquor has been raised by an average of about 20%. After the increase, the guiding price of ordinary Maotai Liquor is 959 yuan per bottle. The price adjustment became the largest increase in Maotais ex-factory price in the past 10 years. At this time, Liu Zili took office as general manager of Maotai Liquor Co., Ltd. for only 7 months. More than a year later, the record of maximum price adjustment was broken again. In September 2012, Maotai raised the ex-factory prices of some products again, ranging from 20% to 30%, which caused widespread controversy. Political affairs noted that just here, Liu Zili in public has three public consumption do not drink Maotai do not drink Lafite remarks. During the National Peoples Political Consultative Conference and the National Peoples Political Consultative Conference in March 2012, members of the CPPCC put forward a proposal that Maotai should be banned for public consumption. The price of Maotai liquor has increased 10 times in the past 10 years, and the driving force behind it is public money to eat and drink. A few days later, at a press conference held by Guizhou Maotai Group, a reporter asked Liu Zilis views on the proposal. Liu Zili asked the reporter fiercely: Three public consumption prohibits Maotai? So I ask you, what kind of alcohol should Sangong consume? You answer! You cant just nod, you have to answer! If Sangong doesnt drink Maotai, will you go and drink Lafite? When another reporter asked about the cost of Maotai, Liu Zili retorted: I want to ask you, how much is the cost of a bottle of Lafite, have you calculated this account... Why only Maotai? He also said, Maotai is not a luxury product. Its very simple. Maotai itself is a product that Chinese consumers can afford. How can it be a luxury product?

In August 2015, Liu Zili resigned as Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, General Manager and Director of Maotai Liquor Co., Ltd. of Maotai Group. He was replaced by Technical Adviser of Guizhou Liquor Industry and Maotai Group, and no longer served as Technical Adviser until August last year. Political Affairs noted that in May this year, Yuan Renguo, the former chairman of Maotai Group, who retired for one year, was investigated. According to the report, Yuan Renguo seriously violated political discipline and rules, using Maotai liquor management right as a tool to attract relations and exchange interests, to carry out political clinging and to obtain political capital, to engage in power and power-money transactions, to facilitate illegal dealers to engage in Maotai liquor management, and to seriously damage the marketing environment of Maotai liquor. According to the China Discipline Inspection and Supervision Daily, Yuan Renguo has long used Maotai liquor management rights as a tool for clinging to power and making political speculation, seeking backstage and backing up through profit transmission, providing help for leading cadres such as Wang Sanyun and Wang Xiaoguang and their relatives to obtain Maotai liquor management rights in violation of regulations, and taking care of their management for a long time. In order to obtain the protection of Wang Xiaoguang, Yuan Renguo approved four Maotai liquor stores for Wang Xiaoguang and his relatives, and often took the initiative to increase their sales targets. On September 6, the first instance of Guiyang Intermediate Peoples Court of Guizhou Province opened a public hearing on Yuan Renguos bribery case. According to the prosecutions accusation, Yuan Renguo took advantage of his position to assist others in obtaining the right to sell Maotai liquor, distributing it separately, and increasing the supply of Maotai liquor. He illegally received other peoples property directly or through a specific party, and the amount was especially huge.

Political Affairs Writer/Reporter Xu Tengfei Proofread: Wang Xin

Source: Responsible Editor of Political Affairs: Zhong Qiming_NF5619