Wikipedia MIIT note: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Chinese government, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People’s Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and information goods, software industry and the promotion of the national knowledge economy.
Wikipedia Xiao Yiqing biographical note: Xiao Yaqing (born September 1959) is a Chinese engineer, business executive and politician, currently serving as Minister of Industry and Information Technology. Previously he served as director of the State Administration for Market Regulation and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. He was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and a member of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Heavyweight, Xiao Yaqing fell! Why Does the Official notification Still Call Him Comrade?
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Minister Xiao Yaqing Falls After Just Two Years
.China News Weekly July 29, 2022
On July 28, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission website released news that Comrade Xiao Yaqing, Secretary of the Party Group and Minister of Industry and Information Technology, is suspected of disciplinary violations and is currently under review and investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision.
Xiao Yaqing, 63, has also become the first minister in a PRC central state ministry to fall this year. His previous positions include General Manager of Aluminum Corporation of China, deputy secretary-general of the State Council, director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, director of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration. Xiao became secretary of the party group of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology at the end of July 2020 and minister in August 2020.
Official Notification still Calls Him Comrade
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission website still refers to him as Comrade Xiao Yaqing in the short notice of his investigation. In addition, he is “suspected of disciplinary violations”, rather than “serious disciplinary violations”.
The official announcement in May 2019 was that Comrade Liu Shiyu, deputy secretary of the party group and director of the board of directors of the All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, was suspected of violating discipline and law and took the initiative to surrender to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission for review and investigation.
In October of the same year, Liu Shiyu was given the punishment of two years’ probation, and was given the punishment of political dismissal by the State Supervisory Commission, demoted to the rank of first-class researcher, and the proceeds of his disciplinary offences were collected.
So what does the wording of the briefing about Xiao Yaqing mean? Peng Xinlin, an anti-corruption expert and professor and doctoral supervisor at Beijing Normal University Law School, told China Newsweek that generally during a review and investigation, people under investigation are referred to as comrades. Peng believes that the notification of “comrade” and “disciplinary violation” indicates that Xiao Yaqing’s problem likely will not be handled according to the fourth form, but most likely according to the third form. [Translator’s Note: a violation of Party discipline but not of PRC law.]
Article 7 of the “Regulations of the Communist Party of China on Internal Supervision” Article 7 stipulates that internal supervision must be take priority over discipline and that this should be handled according to the “Four Forms of Supervision and Discipline”:
The “Four Forms of Supervision and Discipline” “四种形态”are.
- Intra-party relations should be normalized, criticism and self-criticism should be carried out frequently, so that biting ears and pulling sleeves, red faces and sweating become the norm.
- Party discipline light punishment and organizational treatment to become the majority.
- Heavy punishment for serious violations of discipline, making major job adjustments. This should be reserved for a minority of cases.
- Serious violations of discipline suspected of violating the law are reviewed. This are only be a very small number of cases.
Not on the list of delegates Selected for the 20th Party Congress
On July 28, Xinhua News Agency released the news that on July 19, 2022 that 293 delegates were elected to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China by a meeting of representatives of the central and state organs of the Communist Party of China. Xiao Yaqing’s name was not seen in the list of delegates to the 20th National Congress released by the media. He was a delegate to the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th CPC Congresses.
In addition, as the Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Xiao Yaqing has been absent from several important events recently.
His most recent “appearance” on the MIIT website was at the beginning of July, when the 8th BRICS Communications Ministers’ Meeting was held by video on July 6, with Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xiao Yaqing presiding over the meeting.
The official website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released news on July 7, recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Party Secretary, Minister Xiao Yaqing, for the Ministry of Party members and cadres to teach a special party class. He mentioned in the lecture, industry and information technology system party members and cadres, to uncompromisingly implement the Party Central Committee’s decision and deployment, to carry the historical responsibility for the development of manufacturing, and asked the Ministry of Party members and cadres to build a line of defense against corruption.
Earlier on June 30, the national industry and information technology system talent work teleconference was held in Beijing. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Party Secretary, Minister Xiao Yaqing attended the meeting and spoke.
Information shows that Xiao Yaqing, born in September 1959, Hebei Xinle, doctor of engineering, professor-level senior engineer, member of the 19th Central Committee, early in the South Central Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, after graduation to work in the Northeast Light Alloy Processing Plant, from the beginning of the engineer to the provincial and ministerial level high position.
His early work experience was mainly focused on state-owned enterprises, and he served as general manager of Northeast Light Alloy Co., Ltd, director of Southwest Aluminum Processing Plant, chairman and general manager of Southwest Aluminum (Group) Co. Seven years later, in January 2016 Xiao Yaqing transferred to the State Council SASAC Director, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, in May 2019 as Director General of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Management, Secretary of the Party Group, a year and two months later, at the end of July 2020 he was transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to serve as minister and has now been fallen.
“I think the accumulation of small things is a big thing.”
Xiao Yaqing’s career, several points are worthy of attention. In 2004 after taking charge of the Chalco headquarters, he led a series of Chalco mergers and acquisitions, during his tenure Chalco in 2008 into the world’s top 500.
A former employee at Chalco’s headquarters once told the media that Xiao Yaqing is “detail-oriented, has a high emotional intelligence and is cautious and low-key”. When Xiao meets with guests, he often thinks of and asks about details such as conference room lighting, air conditioning and even what tie to wear.
In this regard, Xiao Yaqing himself is very willing to speak up about. He has said, “I think the accumulation of small things is a very important. There are all sorts of problems in the details. That just happens all the time. Today we say that it is the details that determine success or failure. If the matters right in front of us cannot be managed well, that how could a large company ever be managed well?”
In 2016, Xiao Yaqing took up his new post as director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, turning from a former operator of state-owned enterprises into a regulator of state-owned assets. During this period, he pushed a number of reform initiatives, including leading a number of central enterprise restructuring and production capacity reduction programs.
In May 2021, the website of the State Supervision Commission and the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection published an article titled “Removal of Parasites from State Assets Management”《国资除蠹》[Translator’s note: See this 2021 article Google machine-translated as “State-owned Assets Exterminator”], in which the directors of 11 provincial State Assets Supervision Commissions were investigated and lost their posts in recent years. The article mentions that some state capital supervisors have taken their authority as “capital” for mad enrichment, and degenerated from being “gatekeepers” of state assets to being parasites feeding on state capital.
In May 2019, Xiao Yaqing became the director and party secretary of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Management. The General Administration is responsible for the comprehensive supervision and management of the market, regulate and maintain market order. It is also responsible for organizing the investigation and handling of major illegal cases, and for unified anti-monopoly enforcement.
In May 2020, the second inspection group of the Central Government inspected the party group of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration and held a mobilization meeting for its work. Xiao Yaqing said at the time, we must fully cooperate with the central inspection team to complete the inspection of this major political task, uncompromisingly implement the relevant provisions of the central inspection and work discipline, consciously accept political supervision, truthful reporting, comprehensive and objective reflection of the situation.
Two months after the inspection team was stationed, at the end of July 2020, Xiao Yaqing was transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In August of the same year, the second inspection group of the central government gave feedback to the party group of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration on the inspection. The inspection group feedback said that the overall strict governance of the party responsibility had not been put in place, subordinate units and associations and societies were not under standardized management, bad bureaucratic style and other bureaucracy problems still exist. The Central Inpection audit found that the rectification and reforms to address these problems were inadequate.
At the same time, the inspection team also received a number of leading cadres reflecting the problem clues, has been transferred to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the State Supervision Commission, the Central Organization Department and other relevant parties in accordance with relevant provisions.
杭州网 发布时间：2022-07-29 07:11
来源:中国新闻周刊 作者：佟西中 编辑：陈周滢