The water is deep in the pond, the media explodes the "Harbin Gang" behind Li Chuncheng
Li Chuncheng, former deputy secretary of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee. He was in charge of Chengdu for 13 years.
Li Chuncheng, former deputy secretary of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee, was double-opened for serious violations of law and discipline
Li Chuncheng's younger brother Li Chunming and some relatives have multiple real estate companies in Chengdu Tianfu New District, Shuangliu and other places. These companies are not well-known in the real estate development market, but their ability to acquire land is amazing. Before the Chengdu administrative center moved to the south, Li Chunming acquired hundreds of acres of land near the Tianfu New Area Aquarium for 50 yuan per mu. The administrative center moved south, and the land value soared. Li Chunming sold the land to 200 million acres and acquired Profiteering.
Since 1998, when he was the deputy mayor of Chengdu, he was transferred to the deputy secretary of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee in 2011. Li Chuncheng has been in power in Chengdu for 13 years. During this period, Chengdu's municipal construction developed rapidly: two large-scale old city reconstructions, urban-rural coordination was initiated, and Chengdu was expanded to the south and east. In addition, Pengzhou Petrochemical also started construction.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection reported that Li Chuncheng took advantage of his position to seek benefits for others. A reporter from the Beijing News found that Li Chuncheng’s many "political achievements" were behind the clues involved in the case, involving his brother Li Chunming, the "Harbin Gang" who followed him to Chengdu, local businessmen Wang Junlin, Deng Hong and others. Their tentacles involve many aspects such as land acquisition and demolition, land development, government projects, and municipal transportation.
On April 4, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced that Li Chuncheng was "double-opened" and transferred to the judicial department.
Beijing News reporter Tu Zhonghang and Xiao Hui report
On April 4, the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection reported that Li Chuncheng, the former deputy secretary of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee, had been expelled from the party and public office and transferred to the judicial department for serious violations of discipline and law.
Li Chuncheng was taken away for investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection at the end of 2012. He was the first provincial and ministerial official to be investigated after the XNUMXth National Congress of the Communist Party of China. In the more than a year since he fell from the horse, Guo Yongxiang, the former vice governor of Sichuan Province, and Li Chongxi, the former chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Political Consultative Conference, have also fallen.
In 1998, Li Chuncheng was transferred from the deputy mayor of Harbin to the deputy mayor of Chengdu, and then the mayor and secretary of the municipal party committee of Chengdu; in 2011, he was transferred to the deputy secretary of the Sichuan provincial party committee. Li Chuncheng ruled in Chengdu for 13 years.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection found that Li Chuncheng used the convenience of his position to seek benefits for others and accepted huge bribes; used the convenience of his position to seek benefits for others, his wife and daughter received huge amounts of property from others; he used the convenience of his position to operate for his younger brothers Activities to seek benefits; abuse of power to conduct feudal superstition activities, causing huge losses of state financial funds; corruption and degradation.
Luzhou make friends with Langjiu Group Wang Junlin
Many real estate developers in Chengdu said: Wang Junlin was able to obtain the land smoothly because of his "close relationship with Li Chuncheng"
On December 2012, 12, Li Chuncheng was taken away by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for investigation. Less than two weeks after Li's accident, Wang Junlin, chairman of Langjiu Group, was also investigated. He was also the first rich businessman in Sichuan to be taken away for investigation.
Li Chuncheng and Wang Junlin have had "friendship" for at least ten years. According to insiders, they met when Li Chuncheng ruled Luzhou.
In August 2000, Li Chuncheng, deputy mayor of Chengdu, was transferred to the Luzhou Municipal Party Committee. After more than 8 months in politics in Luzhou, he was transferred back to Chengdu as acting mayor and mayor.
A friend of Wang Junlin said that while Li Chuncheng was governing Luzhou, Wang Junlin drove a car with incomplete license plate procedures and was inspected by traffic police. Wang complained to Li Chuncheng. Li Chuncheng criticized the traffic police team. Since then, the relationship between the two has grown closer.
With the change of Li Chuncheng's position, Wang Junlin has been involved in land development and real estate projects in Chengdu since 2003. On the 2012 Forbes China Rich List, Wang Junlin ranked 67th.
People close to the Chengdu government said that Wang Junlin's investigation was involved in the restructuring of Langjiu and the Chengdu Shuangliu real estate project.
The reporter searched public information and found that Wang Junlin and his brother Wang Jungang are entities based on nearly 10 companies including Chengdu Wanhua Investment Co., Ltd. ("Wanhua Investment") and Chengdu Wanhua Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. in Shuangliu County, Chengdu. The land development rights totaling nearly XNUMX mu were obtained at a low price.
In 2003, Wanhua Real Estate Company acquired 4300 acres of land in the Lushan area of Wan'an Town, Shuangliu County, to develop a high-end villa area. According to China Business News, Wanhua’s land acquisition cost was 25 yuan per mu at the time. In 2009, the average price of built villas was 15000 yuan and the total transaction volume was 27 billion yuan, ranking first in the country.
According to the above-mentioned sources, in the Li Chuncheng case, Wang Junlin's Lushan International Real Estate Project was suspected of major violations of laws and regulations during the land acquisition process.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection also mentioned that Li Chuncheng took advantage of his position to seek benefits for others.
Beginning in 2002, Chengdu proposed to build a southern city sub-center, and plans to invest 500 billion yuan to develop the southern high-tech zone in Chengdu.
With the rise of the Chengdu Nancheng sector, around 2007, Wanhua Investment won over 2 acres of first-class land in the Nanhu Development Zone, and then used extremely low-price listing bids to obtain nearly 4000 acres of land for real estate development.
The three documents obtained by a reporter from the Beijing News show that from 2006 to 2008, Wang Junlin's Wanhua investment received more than 2 mu of land consolidation projects in the Nanhu Development Zone in Shuangliu County.
This project belongs to the first-level development and consolidation of land, and it is acquired by way of agreement. According to the above-mentioned sources, the project is on the surface of land consolidation, but it is actually acquiring land in disguise. The first-level development of the land is linked to the second-level development, and the government deducts the investment in the first-level development of Wanhua from the land transfer fee.
According to a real estate developer in Chengdu, the primary development of land is mainly to complete the construction of municipal infrastructure and social public supporting facilities. Such work is generally undertaken by the government. There are also local governments that assign first-level development to specific enterprises in the form of agreement transfer, and enterprises have huge operating space.
In 2009, this land was reorganized and handed over. A few months later, Wanhua Investment bought back nearly 4000 acres of land at the starting price for real estate development.
Many real estate agents in Chengdu told the Beijing News reporter: Wang Junlin was able to obtain the land smoothly because of his "close relationship with Li Chuncheng."
according toCaixinAccording to sources familiar with the matter, in 2012, Li Chuncheng went to Beijing to seek promotion. "Wang Junlin and Li Chuncheng had a good personal relationship. At that time, he also helped him run the relationship in Beijing and gave Li 100 million yuan."
Exhibition businessman Deng Hong gets land at low prices
In 2003 and 2008, Deng Hong successively obtained 1500 mu of land and 1300 mu of land at prices far below the market price.
Deng Hong, another wealthy businessman in Sichuan who was close to Li Chuncheng, also showed his amazing ability to acquire land.
Deng Hong's Shawan Convention and Exhibition Center (Old Convention and Exhibition Center), New International Convention and Exhibition Center, Jiuzhai Paradise, Global Center and other projects have close relations with the government.
At the end of February 2013, Deng Hong was taken away for investigation by relevant authorities. In November of that year, Deng Hong was arrested for three counts of suspicion of land reselling, false invoicing, tax evasion, and loan fraud.
Deng Hong's first major investment began in 1995 in the construction of the Shawan International Convention and Exhibition Center in Jinniu District. After the center was completed, it became the largest exhibition hall in the west.
In 2003, the Chengdu Municipal Government planned to move government units to the south of Chengdu. A former executive of Deng Hong told the Beijing News that in 2003, Li Chuncheng talked to Deng Hong several times and asked Deng to build a larger modern exhibition center in southern Chengdu. Soon, the Chengdu Municipal Government granted Deng Hong a piece of 1500 mu of land at a low price. In December 2003, the Chengdu New International Convention and Exhibition Center "Century City" started construction and was completed in early 12. Li Chuncheng attended the opening ceremony.
The Convention & Exhibition Tourism Group stated that the land price was 70 yuan per mu. However, a former executive of the company confirmed to a reporter from the Beijing News that the actual land price for the new exhibition center was around 28 yuan, which was far lower than the market price.
Soon after the completion of the new convention and exhibition center, Deng Hong began to build the Global Center. Public information shows that the Global Center covers an area of 1300 acres, with a total construction area of about 176 million square meters, including public welfare projects such as the Modern Art Museum and Chengdu Contemporary Art Center, as well as commercial projects such as office buildings, hotels, and residential buildings.
According to Caixin.com, the acquisition of land by Global Center also caused widespread doubt. Deng Hong took the global center plot and negotiated with the government in the name of a public art center (that is, 236 acres of cultural and entertainment land), but the commercial center was built first, and the art center has not been seen.
Several people close to Deng Hong told the Beijing News reporter that Deng Hong is one of the developers closely related to Li Chuncheng. After Li Chuncheng's accident, Deng Hong was repeatedly investigated by relevant departments of the Commission for Discipline Inspection and was eventually arrested.
"Harbin Gang" in Chengdu
Merchants who followed Li Chuncheng from Harbin to Chengdu obtained multiple first-level land development projects, and Li Chuncheng’s younger brother also bought land at a low price
In 2001, after Li Chuncheng became the mayor of Chengdu, he initiated the reconstruction of the old city twice, once as the mayor and the other in 2009. Both renovations took more than three years, with an investment of more than 150 billion yuan, which drove the surge in land prices and commercial housing prices in Chengdu. In 2004, after the first old city renovation, Chengdu moved its administrative center to Nancheng.
A reporter from the Beijing News found that while land prices and housing prices in Chengdu were soaring, real estate merchants closely related to Li Chuncheng obtained large amounts of land in Chengdu Nancheng at low prices, and Li Chuncheng's family also profited from land resale.
According to several real estate businessmen in Chengdu, Li Chuncheng's younger brother Li Chunming and some relatives have multiple real estate companies in Chengdu Tianfu New District, Shuangliu and other places. These companies are not well-known in the real estate development market, but their ability to acquire land is amazing. Before the Chengdu administrative center moved to the south, Li Chunming acquired hundreds of acres of land near the Tianfu New Area Aquarium for 50 yuan per mu. The administrative center moved south, and the land value soared. Li Chunming sold the land to 200 million acres and acquired Profiteering.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection also mentioned in the report: Li Chuncheng took advantage of his position to seek benefits for his brother's business activities.
A group of northeastern businessmen are also active in the Chengdu land market, represented by Shi Zhenhua, Liu, and Luo, who have obtained multiple first-level development projects in Chengdu. Among them, Shi Zhenhua, from Li Chuncheng's hometown, also obtained a land project of more than 2000 mu at a low price. The Chengdu real estate industry referred to these businessmen who followed Li Chuncheng from Harbin to Chengdu as the "Harbin Gang."
Public information shows that during the development of Chengdu's southern new city around 2003, the first-level development of many plots of land was handed over to private enterprises, including many "Harbin Gang" businessmen. Among them, two pieces of nearly 2 acres of land king first-level development project in Tianfu New District were handed over to a businessman surnamed Liu from Harbin.
A real estate developer in Chengdu said that the Harbin Gang just entered Chengdu in 2003 and the local real estate businessmen did not understand it. At that time, he wondered why the government had to give up these two huge projects that should have been undertaken by the government to a non-state-owned company. He noticed that the founders of this company, Liu, a businessman, and Li Chuncheng, both traveled from Harbin to Chengdu. "I went to Chengdu one after the other, one official and the other real estate. What a coincidence?"
According to Caixin.com, Shi Zhenhua arranged for his relatives to register a real estate company. In 2010, he acquired a piece of commercial land of more than 2000 acres in Chengdu Xindu District at a low price, and then established a project company with the real estate company Vanke for development. Shi also won the bid for part of the renovation project for the new office building of the Chengdu Municipal Government in 2007, with a bid amount of tens of millions of yuan.
In addition, the "Harbin Gang" such as Shi Zhenhua intervened in the Chengdu Intelligent Transportation System, and Shi Zhenhua served as the general manager of Yiyang Group Chengdu Intelligent Transportation Co., Ltd. In addition to the government finances directly paying the bill, the project also adopts the "BOT" model, where the government and private enterprises operate jointly and share the benefits.
Pengzhou Petrochemical or become a rent-seeking tool?
No public announcement to the society before the start of construction, the environmental protection department and the local government game
Another far-reaching project that Li Chuncheng brought to Chengdu-Pengzhou Petrochemical Project. The construction of this project runs through Li Chuncheng's 13 years of administration in Chengdu.
The project was jointly funded and constructed by PetroChina and Sichuan Chengdu Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Chengdu Petrochemical). Among them, Chengdu Petrochemical's wholly-owned controlling shareholder is Chengdu Industrial Investment.
In 1999, a CNPC official went to Sichuan Province to take up an important post. In the same year, with the approval of the State Council, Pengzhou was planned as a petrochemical base. In 2005, Pengzhou’s 80-ton ethylene project was approved for construction, and then various supporting roads, land demolition, construction and other projects started one after another.
However, before the start of this major chemical project, there was no public announcement to the society. In January 2008, nearly three years after Pengzhou Petrochemical started construction, the publicity materials were posted on the Internet.
Before the announcement, the environmental protection department had a protracted game with Sichuan Province and Chengdu.
According to the review of the officials participating in the EIA at that time, the Ministry of Environmental Protection raised objections, but local government officials had been in Beijing for a long time. The objections raised by the EIA expert group of the Ministry of Environmental Protection were all dealt with to ensure that there would be no pollution. In fact, those promises have no basis for fulfilling them.
This "competitive project" received a huge investment of more than 300 billion.
According to the National Finance and Economics Weekly, Dai Xiaoming, chairman of Chengdu Industrial Investment Corporation, a small number of middle-level figures in CNPC Sichuan, and a group of power figures at key nodes in Chengdu’s political and financial circles have realized the combination of “power and profit”, with at least 20-30 people. Pengzhou Petrochemical has almost become a rent-seeking tool for these people.
Starting in August 2012, Dai Xiaoming, the chairman of Chengdu Industrial Investment, who was involved in the promotion of this project, went down, followed by Li Chuncheng, CNPC executives Jiang Jiemin, Ran Xinquan, Wang Daofu and others.
At the end of 2013, Li Dongsheng, former general manager of PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Company, and others were also investigated for their involvement in the black-box operation of the Pengzhou Petrochemical Project.
Passionate about superstition activities
He had a close relationship with many folk fortune tellers and spent tens of millions to move his ancestral grave
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection reported on April 4 that: Li Chuncheng abused his power to engage in feudal superstition activities, causing huge losses in state financial funds. This is an uncommon violation of law and discipline in notifications to senior officials.
The Beijing News reporter learned that during Li Chuncheng's stay in Chengdu, he had a close relationship with a number of private fortune tellers.
According to Caixin.com, Li Chuncheng moved his family’s old man’s grave to Dujiangyan, Chengdu, and hired Mr. Feng Shui as a dojo to spend 300 million yuan, of which Deng Hong contributed about XNUMX million yuan.
People familiar with the matter said that Li Chuncheng moved his ancestral tomb to the back mountain of Qingcheng Mountain in Dujiangyan, close to Shuimo Town in Wenchuan, deep in the mountains, and traffic is very inconvenient. However, a reporter from the Beijing News could not find the address of the grave.
In addition, another insider revealed that Wang Junlin also invested millions of yuan in the move of Li Chuncheng's ancestral grave.
The reporter called Liu Junlin, then Secretary of the Dujiangyan Municipal Party Committee. Liu said that he had been transferred from Dujiangyan to another position and did not know about Li Chuncheng's move to his grave.
A person in charge of the Sichuan Taoist Association confirmed that last year the Sichuan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection had investigated Li Chuncheng’s tomb relocation. According to legend, the Taoist Association conducted an internal review and found that the temple was owned by a Gao surnamed from Qingcheng Mountain in Dujiangyan. The man led the Taoist music group.
The person in charge of the Taoist Association emphasized that the man surnamed Gao is not an authentic Taoist disciple, but a lay disciple of the civil orthodox school.
On May 5, a Taoist surnamed Liu from Qingcheng Mountain, Dujiangyan, said that one of his disciples of the lay surname and Li Chuncheng had many intersections and had fortune-telling for Li Chuncheng.
Liu said that the man's specialty is fortune telling. I usually come to Qingcheng Mountain to practice, but I run a catering business in Dujiangyan most of the time.
Several officials in Sichuan Province revealed that Li Chuncheng believed in Feng Shui very much. In addition to spending huge sums of money to relocate his grave, several famous landmarks in Chengdu have left the mark of Li Chuncheng's superstition.
Another person close to the senior level in Chengdu said that Li Chuncheng obeyed the 36-year-old fortune teller Gao, and even in the start of the Chengdu Administrative Center (commonly known as the Bird’s Nest) project, he followed Gao’s words and called the “Bird’s Nest”. Built near the sewage treatment plant.
In addition, a French company won the first prize in the selection of the ground engineering design plan for Chengdu Tianfu Square, but the design plan with the theme of "history and future" was not finally implemented. According to sources, Li Chuncheng did not like the French design, and finally decided to follow the "Tai Chi Bagua Diagram" as the design plan. "He thinks the Tai Chi plan can bring him good luck."