English 中文网 漫画网 爱新闻iNews 翻译论坛
当前位置: Language Tips> 天天读报> 每日播报

Teacher demoted for ID theft scandal

[ 2009-05-22 13:12]     字号 [] [] []  
免费订阅30天China Daily双语新闻手机报:移动用户编辑短信CD至106580009009


A teacher who allegedly helped a relative get into university by stealing the identity of one of his students has been expelled from the Party and demoted, an official said.

Liu Ming, 46, a high school teacher in Shanxian county, Shandong province has admitted that he held back a university acceptance letter addressed to student Zhou Zhijing in 1999.

Liu then passed the letter on to his cousin Liu Yanli, who as a result was enrolled in Shandong Zibo University of Medicine, a Party discipline official surnamed Guo told Beijing News yesterday.

An investigation led by a county official and a Party discipline official has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the identity theft, which went undetected for almost 10 years.

Zhou said she has been left distraught by the crime and that she believed she had not made it into university.

She spent another year at high school preparing for the university entrance examination and was admitted to Tianjin Polytechnic University in 2000.

According to Beijing Evening News, Zhou only learned about the crime when a bank denied her loan application last November.

The bank said that her credit balance showed she already had a mortgage and owed 148,000 yuan ($21,612), the report said.

Further checks reportedly revealed that she was already registered at the bank with the same name and ID number, but with a different education background, phone number and address.

"This is just absurd. I wasted a year re-preparing for the exam," Zhou told the report.

Liu Yanli, who moved to Jilin City with her husband in 2005, said that when growing up her parents "had gone to great effort" to help her change her identity.

Liu Ming is under police supervision, but the Public Security Bureau gave no further details. The investigation is likely to determine if anyone will be charged.

It follows a similar case of Luo Caixia, who had her identity stolen by a classmate in Hunan province in 2004.

Wang Zhengrong, a local senior police officer, admitted paying 50,000 yuan to secure the theft.

Professor Mao Shoulong, director of Institutional Analysis and Public Policy in Renmin University of China, said these cases were isolated incidents, and that the use of identity theft for admission to university was "not a trend and does not have the potential to develop into being so."

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Teacher demoted for ID theft scandal

Teacher demoted for ID theft scandalBrendan joined The China Daily in 2007 as a language polisher in the Language Tips Department, where he writes a regular column for Chinese English Language learners, reads audio news for listeners and anchors the weekly video news in addition to assisting with on location stories. Elsewhere he writes Op’Ed pieces with a China focus that feature in the Daily’s Website opinion section.

He received his B.A. and Post Grad Dip from Curtin University in 1997 and his Masters in Community Development and Management from Charles Darwin University in 2003. He has taught in Japan, England, Australia and most recently China. His articles have featured in the Bangkok Post, The Taipei Times, The Asia News Network and in-flight magazines.