Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Whistleblower’s remains found buried under Chinese school sport facility

Whistleblower’s remains found buried under Chinese school sport facility
June 22, 2019

The remains of a teacher who disappeared more than 16 years ago in China have been found buried beneath the school he worked at.

As reported by Beijing News, officials in the central city of Huaihua advised that Deng Shiping had refused to approve a new sports facility because he felt it had been poorly constructed.

A man reportedly involved in building the site has now confessed to Police that he killed and buried Deng in January 2003.

Six men also believed to be builders were arrested along with him.

Deng's remains were discovered beneath the running track of Xinhuang Middle School on Thursday, with footage posted on social media showing investigators cordoning off and examining the area.

Deng's son told local media his father had been tasked with overseeing the construction of the sports facility.

But he later filed a complaint alleging that Du Shaoping, the man who has since confessed to the killing, had embezzled funds and skimped on building materials.

He told Hongxing News "the field and track were being built by the principal's relatives.

"He believed there to be serious build quality concerns, and that they were cutting corners.

"He refused to sign off on the work and reported it to the county government. Then he disappeared."

Deng's brother also told local media "we had long suspected that his disappearance was linked to him being a whistleblower."

The remains have been sent for further testing and investigations into the crime are ongoing.

Image: Chinese television aired footage of investigators digging up the school's running track.

Related Articles

15th February 2019 - News report suggests few Chinese sports venues are profitable

31st October 2018 - Sport NZ seeks public views on sporting integrity

23rd January 2018 - Bonita Mersiades: Why I wrote the inside story of the FIFA Way

25th July 2016 - China to build 60,000 football fields by 2020

10th May 2016 - China sports ministry accused of inaction over corruption

12th April 2016 - Tennis NSW disregarded welfare of abused youth player

18th February 2015 - Report shows Australian sport at risk from organised crime

18th May 2014 - Organised crime estimated to launder over US$140 billion annually through sport betting

10th March 2010 - Only one Beijing golf course is legal, says law committee


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

AAC ID SOLUTIONS

AAC ID Solutions is a leading supplier of identification access wristbands, barcoded wristband tickets, lanyards, membership products and RFID solutions for events and venues, working with thousands…

read more

Access / Marketing / Safety / Ticketing

 
 

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s best fitness equipment brands to Australasia including True Fitness, Eleiko, Atlantis Strength and Merrithew Pilates. With a huge variety of…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

DEBITSUCCESS

Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Golf / Recreation

 
 

INTELLIGENZ

Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

ELITE POOL COVERS

Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Technology / Venues

 
 

Life Fitness

Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business