採訪/田淨 編輯/宋風 後製/周天
Liu’s Case Profound
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced on August 8,
Liu Tienan, former deputy director of State Development and
Reform Commission, and former director of the National
Energy Bureau was dismissed from the CCP and his position.
On August 12, the commission issued another
announcement about Liu Tienan’s discipline violation.
It is alleged that Liu took bribery over ten million yuan,
and had two mistresses.
Some media exposed more inside details of his corruption,
like possessing 25 rare diamonds and huge properties.
Liu’s case also led to an officialdom earthquake,
and many people were sacked.
Analysts believe that Liu Tienan was just a victim
of the CCP factions infighting.
It showsthe decaying forces of Jiang’s faction.
CCP National Supervision Website alleged that Liu Tienan
took advantage of his position to seek benefits for others.
He and his relatives received huge amounts of money
He illegally gained benefits for his relatives’ businesses.
He accepted gifts which is morally wrong.
Liu Tienan’s general behavior constituted a serious violation
of discipline, some actions are suspected of being crimes.
Beijing Times and some Hong Kong media reported that
Liu Tienan had amassed a fortune;
He had 25 bank accounts,106 million yuan deposit, over 9 kg
in gold bars, 25 rare diamonds, worth over 870 million yuan.
The report also revealed Liu Tienan had eight mistresses
in Beijing, Hangzhou, Taiyuan, Qingdao and Suzhou.
Poice found 25 foreign passports for seven countries
in his five residences.
Liu himself had 12 foreign passports, and he had hidden
12 air tickets on himself on the day of investigation.
At his house in Qingdao, they found over 330 pornographic
CD copies, and at least 1,200 pornographic magazines.
Former director of the National Energy Bureau
Zhang Guobao revealed recently,
“From the facts we learned, it is more than most people know.”
Hong Kong media said Liu Tienan approved 287 energy
development and construction projects Illegally.
The amount involved was in excess of 340 billion yuan.
Dr. Ye Ke of the Public Policy Division, University of
Southern California: “Liu has astonished ordinary people.
When compared to those big tigers, it is still a very small
If drilling down, they may find the big tiger behind
Liu Tienan, such as Zhou Yongkang, Jiang Zemin.
The money they embezled could be many times that of Liu’s.”
China News Weekly quoted Song Xiaowu, retired deputy
director of the Development and Reform Commission.
In the examination of deputy ministerial cadre in early 2006,
Liu Tienan’s score was not sufficient.
Liu still went on to be appointed deputy director, Northeast
office, a vice ministerial level position at the end of 2006.
In March 2008 he was promoted to deputy director of NDRC.
In December 2010 he served as CCP secretary and
director of the National Energy Bureau.
In September 2011 he served as National Energy
Commission member and deputy director.
Liu Tienan was taken as “the energy sector supervisor
for the Jiang faction" by some media.
Commentator Lan Shu said that Liu is a victim of
the factional struggle within the CCP.
Punishing him is used as a way to attack the
forces of Jiang Zemin.
Lan Shu said, “The present disclosed news of Liu’s sacking
is still largely because of factions infighting.
It basically reflects that Jiang’s faction is very unpopular
within the CCP and China.”
Liu Tienan’s case triggered an earthquake in the
As of now, suspects under investigation
include Wang Yong, Liu’s secretary,
DRC Industrial Division Director, Xiong Bilin, former
vice president of China Food Industry Association.
Deputy Secretary for Development and Reform
Commission, the deputy governor of Guizhou Province,
Kaili Mayor Hong Jinzhou, Kaili Vice Mayor Chen Peng,
and other financial officers.
Lan Shu: “Not just Liu Tienan, but any official arrested,
would involve an earthquake within officialdom, just varying in size.
Officials at higher levels,will cause big earthquakes."
Dr. Ye Ke in Public Policy Division of University
of Southern California pointed out that
the CCP regime is a collective melon-cutting system,
so no case is individual.
Dr.Ye said that no matter how serious the problem
of Chinese officials,
as long as he has background support,
he will not be dismissed.
His analyzed Liu’s downfall and Zhou Yongkang besieged
showed the power of Jiang’s faction dissipating.