Former PBoC deputy makes televised corruption confession

Fan Yifei admits to accepting benefits from businesspeople on state broadcaster

People’s Bank of China headquarters, Beijing
People’s Bank of China headquarters, Beijing

Former Chinese central bank deputy governor Fan Yifei confessed in a televised broadcast that he had accepted benefits from businesspeople via his family members while he was a central bank official. 

“I wanted to be an official and be rich at the same time,” Fan said in a documentary aired by state broadcaster China Central Television on January 9. “I was completely wrong,” he said.

In September last year, Chinese authorities charged Fan with accepting bribes. The state prosecutor’s office in the

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