“Relying on school to eat school” and long-term illegal shareholding! Former Vice President of Beihang Airlines, born in the 1970s, prosecuted

Zhang Guang has been accused of long-term illegal ownership of shares in non listed companies and arranging for others to pay the fees that should be paid by him; Using public tools for personal gain, relying on schools for personal gain, and using the resources of universities as tools for personal gain and corruption.

According to the Justice Network of the Procuratorate Daily, on May 13th, the reporter learned from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate that Zhang Guang, former member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of Beihang University, was suspected of accepting bribes. The investigation by the National Supervisory Commission has been concluded, and the case has been designated by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate to be reviewed and prosecuted by the People’s Procuratorate of Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. Recently, the People’s Procuratorate of Nanchang City has filed a public prosecution with the Intermediate People’s Court of Nanchang City.

According to the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission on August 6, 2023, Zhang Guang is suspected of serious violations of discipline and law and is under disciplinary review and supervision investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. On January 19, 2024, Zhang Guang was expelled from the Party for serious violations of discipline and law.

In the announcement in January this year, Zhang Guang was accused of long-term illegal ownership of shares in non listed companies and arranging for others to pay the fees that should be paid by him; Using public tools for personal gain, relying on schools for personal gain, using the resources of the university as a tool for personal gain and corruption, taking advantage of one’s position to seek benefits for others in asset management, enrollment, job search, and employment, and illegally accepting huge amounts of property.

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According to public information, Zhang Guang was born in October 1973. In December 2018, he served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of Beihang University. During his tenure as Vice President of Beihang University, Zhang Guang was responsible for safety and stability, logistics support services, civil air defense, domestic cooperation, medical and health care, community management, basic education, and other related work.

Zhang Guang has served as the Secretary of the Youth League Committee, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, General Manager of the Education Group, and Dean of the School of Flight at Beihang University; He also holds positions such as Party Secretary, Chairman, and General Manager of Beijing Beihang Asset Management Co., Ltd. The reporter from First Financial News found through public information that Beihang Asset Management Co., Ltd. is 100% owned by Beihang University.

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics is one of the 31 universities (i.e. centrally managed universities) under the central management of the Party Secretary and President. Zhang Guang’s fall coincides with the strengthening of the country’s anti-corruption efforts in universities. In an article published in the China Journal of Discipline Inspection and Supervision at the beginning of this year, Wang Chengwen, a member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the head of the Discipline Inspection and Supervision Group of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervision Commission stationed in the Ministry of Education, said that the Discipline Inspection and Supervision Group stationed in the Ministry of Education firmly punishes “relying on education to eat education”, strictly investigates and deals with a series of corruption cases intertwined with political and economic issues, deeply excavates the “network of relationships”, “circle of friends”, and “chain of interests” within the system, and resolutely manages the problem of political and business collusion damaging the political ecology and career development.

Wang Chengwen stated that in the future, we will continue to promote the deepening of corruption governance in the field of higher education, urge the Party group of the Ministry of Education to focus on key areas for research, systematically resolve risks and hidden dangers in the field of higher education, and plan to promote the construction of party and government conduct, teacher ethics, and school culture and academic atmosphere, effectively safeguarding the construction of an education strong country.

On May 10th, the Intermediate People’s Court of Beihai City publicly announced in the first instance that the defendant, Xi Hongjian, former deputy secretary and president of the Party Committee of Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, and Liao Wenlong, former member and vice president of the Party Committee and vice president of Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, had been sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison for bribery, and was fined RMB 2 million. The proceeds of the bribery crime he withdrew from were confiscated.

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