Chongqing Officials Learn Of Bo Xilai’s Three Major Crimes
Prior to the Beidaihe meeting of the Chinese Communist Party
(CCP), there were rumors circulating internally about Bo Xilai.
On July 23, a document of Bo Xilai’s investigation and trial
was conveyed internally through the CCP and officials’ systems.
Radio France Internationale (RFI) quoted
an internal source in Chongqing that
Bo would be sued for corruption, bribery and abusing powers.
However, it was not clear how much money Bo embezzled.
Apparently this document was only circulated to cadres above
county level but much information was still spread on the Web.
According to Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang, the document showed
that Bo was involved in accepting bribes of 20 million yuan and
5 million RMB coruptly. Bo was also involved in interrupting
the investigation of Gu Kailai’s murder case, and abuse of power.
Accepting bribes of 20 million would carry a sentence of
10 years imprison or death.
The highest punishment for corruption is also the death penalty,
while abuse of power could carry a sentence of 5-10 years.
Over 400 Signatures Protest Over The Arrest Of Xu Zhiyong
On July 22, the famous Mainland Chinese scholar Mao Yushi,
entrepreneur Wang Gongquan and political commentator Xiao
Shu launched a petition signature movement.
The petition title is “Citizens’ protest over the Xu Zhiyong case”
and now 400 signatures have been collected.
In November 2012, the Mainland China famous legal scholar,
and civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong published an open letter to
Xi Jinping titled ”A citizen’s thinking for the nation’s future”.
He criticized the government high pressure policy on people
in order to maintain stability.
On July 16, after three months under illegal house arrest,
Xu was formally arrested by Beijing police for
“gathering crowds to disturb public order”.
The protest letter said this was a serious event.
From the long history, it’s the prolonging of Stalin’s so-called
dictatorship of the proletariat.
Recently, it was prolonging of rigid maintaining stability.
Now Xi’s promise of full implementation of the
Constitution was openly abandoned.
The appeal letter called Xu the “founder of the new citizen
The letter pointed out that 15 participants of the new citizen
movement were formally arrested before Xu’s detention.
The joint signatories on the petition urgently appealed
for the release of Xu and other participants.
1600 Demobilized Officers From Seven Military Regions Go
To Beijing For Civil Rights
On July 22, 1600 demobilized officers from Nanjing, Jinan,
Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Beijing, Chengdu and Shenyang military regions gathered in Beijing.
They went to protest at No.39, Aimin Street where the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) Central Military Commission and
the General Political Department are located.
They asked for the return of their cadre status and benefits.
They held placards and shouted slogans seeking justice.
Ten representatives from petitioners were permitted to see
officials in the General Political Department.
Sources said that the officials requested them to go back to
their local areas to solve the problems.
Petitioners didn’t leave until early morning next day.
On Tuesday, a large group of demobilized servicemen also
gathered in front of Guangzhou government to appeal.