On the afternoon of June 13, the Anhui Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision announced that Wang Cheng, deputy secretary-general of the Anhui Provincial People’s Government, was suspected of serious violations of discipline and law, and is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervisory investigation.
Wang Cheng, 57 years old this year, served as the mayor of Bengbu for 3 years. In April 2021, he was appointed secretary of the party committee and chairman of Anhui Conch Group. He will resign on May 16 this year. The investigation this time means that Wang Cheng, the deputy secretary general of the Anhui provincial government, has been sacked for less than a month.
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According to public information, Wang Cheng, born in March 1965, from Huainan, Anhui Province, holds a postgraduate degree from the Central Party School and is a member of the Communist Party of China.
Wang Cheng was born as a doctor. At the age of 18, he joined Huainan City First People’s Hospital as a doctor. Later, he gave up medicine and became the secretary of the Youth League branch of the hospital. Later, he was transferred to Huainan City Health Bureau, where he worked in several departments, and served as deputy of Huainan City Health Bureau. Secretary. Since then, he has served as secretary of the Huainan Youth League Municipal Committee, deputy secretary of the Tianjia’an District Committee of Huainan City, acting district chief and district chief.
In January 2003, Wang Cheng was appointed as the deputy mayor of Huainan Municipal Government and concurrently the mayor of Tianjia’an District. After that, he became a member of the Standing Committee of the Huainan Municipal Party Committee and served as the executive deputy mayor.
In June 2013, Wang Cheng left his hometown of Huainan, where he had been working for many years, and was transferred to be the deputy secretary of the Bengbu Municipal Party Committee. In February 2017, he became the mayor of Bengbu City.
Wang Cheng served as mayor of Bengbu for 4 years. During the National People’s Congress in 2021, Wang Cheng, then a deputy to the National People’s Congress and mayor of Bengbu City, said in an exclusive interview with People’s Daily Online, “Looking at the ’14th Five-Year Plan’, ‘Bengbu Shock’ is to anchor’ world-class silicon-based and bio-based manufacturing industries. The center’s work goal is to fully develop the ‘trillion-level’ silicon-based and bio-based green industries, striving to be the ‘pioneer’ to achieve ‘carbon peaks and carbon neutrality’, and to create ‘China’s Silicon Valley Plastic-free Bengbu’.”
He said that relying on leading industries, Bengbu City will adjust the average annual GDP growth rate during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period from the original 7.5% to 8%, and strive to exceed 400 billion yuan by 2025, nearly double the “13th Five-Year Plan”. Fan, ensure the realization of “shock” in green development, and never leave “regret”.
Shortly after the two sessions that year, in April 2021, Wang Cheng was transferred to be the secretary of the party committee and chairman of Anhui Conch Group Co., Ltd.
Anhui Conch Group is one of the only two local enterprises in Anhui Province to be included in the world’s top 500 enterprises, and plays an important role in Anhui Province’s enterprises.
According to the official website, Anhui Conch Group Co., Ltd. is one of the largest cement and building materials enterprise groups in the world. It was established in 1996 and is headquartered in Wuhu City, Anhui Province. The group has a state-level enterprise technology center, holding two listed companies, Conch Cement and Conch Profiles, and has more than 410 subsidiaries. Its business industries involve cement manufacturing, chemical building materials, international trade, new materials for energy conservation and environmental protection, engineering construction, and modern service industries. In other fields, it has more than 60,000 employees and has been shortlisted in the top 500 Chinese enterprises for 17 consecutive years. In 2021, the Group will be ranked 315th in the Fortune Global 500 list with an operating income of US$37.929 billion, up 52 places from 2020. In the industry, it enjoys the reputation of “the world’s cement looks at China, and the Chinese cement looks at the conch”.
After 13 months in office, Wang Cheng resigned as chairman of Conch Group.
On May 16, the official website of Conch Group showed that Conch Group held a general cadre meeting a few days ago. The Anhui Provincial Party Committee decided that Comrade Yang Jun should be appointed as the secretary of the Party Committee of Conch Group and nominated as the chairman, and Comrade Wang Cheng’s positions as secretary of the Party Committee and chairman of the Conch Group were removed, and other appointments were made.
On the evening of May 17, Conch Cement issued an announcement. The board of directors of the company received a written resignation report from Chairman Wang Cheng on the same day. Due to his personal work change, he applied to resign from the positions of chairman and executive director of the company, and no longer served as the legal representative of the company. .
According to public information, since Wang Cheng was appointed as the chairman of Conch Group, the group has accelerated the practice of green new energy transformation and development, cooperated with Triumph Group, Jianghuai Automobile, China National Building Materials Group, etc., and cooperated with companies including Inner Mongolia Erdos, Yunnan Kunming, Liaoning Zhuanghe, Hainan Wanning and other cities have signed strategic cooperation agreements or cooperation framework agreements to actively invest in local areas.
At the level of listed companies, during Wang Cheng’s tenure, Conch Cement acquired Conch New Energy, an affiliated company, to speed up investment in photovoltaic energy storage projects, and frequently joined peers in the capital market for fixed increase, and even directly increased holdings and raised placards. Low-key behavior.
As a listed company of Conch Group, Conch Cement did not perform well in the first quarter of this year. According to the first quarterly report of Conch Cement, the company achieved operating income of 25.462 billion yuan in the first quarter, a year-on-year decrease of 26.07%; net profit was 4.925 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 15.21%.
It is worth noting that after Wang Cheng left Conch Group last month, he has not made a public appearance. This time, the Anhui Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision reported that Wang Cheng, who had “another appointment”, served as the deputy secretary-general of the Anhui Provincial People’s Government after leaving office. , Guess he will be sacked less than a month after taking office.
Text: Liang Jianzhong