National Grain Silo Caught Fire; Chinese Netizens Call For
Thorough Investigation Of The Unexpected Situation
On May 31st, a fire suddenly broke out at a national granary
of China Grain Reserves Corporation (Sino grain).
78 grain silos were on fire. According to Chinese media,
the fire was not put out until 9am on June 1st.
The economic loss is preliminarily estimated to be
around 100 million Yuan.
Just five days prior to the fire, the First Central-level Party
Inspection Team was stationed at the headquarters of Sino
grain for supervision work.
Although it was officially announced that
“the cause of the fire is still under investigation”,
a large number of netizens have sharply questioned
the real cause of the “accident”.
Some wrote: “Why did the fire accompany the arrival
of the inspection team?
I have long been aware that the problem inside Sino grain
is extremely serious.”
Another netizen made an analysis of the accident, saying
“The grain is not flammable and cannot spontaneously combust.
In addition, the fire should not easily spread. So even if a fire
breaks out it should be easy to put out as it takes time to spread.
How can the fire involve 78 silos at the same time and
become so difficult to put out?”
Some also said; “The grain was burned exactly at the
arrival of the inspection team. Not before nor after.
This indicates absolute unruliness of the officials.
If the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fails to
offer us a satisfying explanation,
I believe the Chinese people will make their own
response to the government!”
The Chinese state-owned grain corporations have been
known to make fake storage reports for a long time.
Sometimes the silos are even kept empty,
which is a violation of the law.
In the past, there were reports of grain corruption almost
yearly, indicating the serious corruption within Sino grain.
Chinese Netizens Question If Sending Central Level
Anti-Graft Teams Will Work
Chinese netizens seriously doubt the efficacy of the anti-graft
work by four official central-level inspection teams.
Some netizen remarked that “imperial envoys”
could loose immunity to interferences either by
“being threatened by a tiger”
or “being corrupted by flies”.
Another netizen wrote that, “China had a long history of
sending “imperial envoys”.
However, could this really solve the problem? If it did, then
there would have been less changes of dynasties in our history.”
Hong Kong Students Carry Out 64-Hour hunger Assembly
To Commemorate The June Fourth Incident
Thirty members of Hong Kong Federation of Students,
the biggest student organization in Hong Kong,
started a hunger assembly at the Times Square of
Tongluowan from the afternoon of June 1st.
The event will last 64 hours till 8:45am, June 4th,
which signifies the incident happened on June 4th in 1989.
The students hope to call for public awareness of
the historical truth of the incident by doing this.
The members are from different universities in Hong Kong.
On the spot they have prepared the statue of
the Goddess of Democracy.
They are displaying boards about Hunan democrat Li Wangyang
who it was falsely claimed “committed suicide”.
They are distributing flyers about June Fourth Incident to
passengers, especially to those from Mainland China.
They also write down their appeals on the ground,
such as “rehabilitate victims of June Fourth Incident”
and “Terminate the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorship”.
According to a VOA report, a new attendee of
the hunger assembly said that
although he was not even born when the slaughter
at Tiananmen Square happened,
the truth of incident would never be covered up.