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Senior Chinese Official on Trial over Election Vote Buying

On July 24, 2014, the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court held a public hearing on negligence charges lodged against Tong Mingqian, the former vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Hunan Province, in relation to a major election fraud scandal. 

During the Hunan provincial elections in 2013, as the Party secretary of Hengyang City in Hunan, Tong "did not carry out his duties properly and he did not take timely and effective measures to investigate and handle cases of bribery that were exposed before and after the election." The 596 officials, as well as the 749 People’s Congress representatives in Hunan, resigned or were dismissed. Of those, 466 were reprimanded or disciplined. The Hunan Provincial Procuratorate Office investigated 68 and 50 of them were later charged. 
Xinhua, July 24, 2014 
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, June 19, 2014