美國前智庫研究員伊森‧葛特曼日前透露，在他寫《屠殺》（The Slaughter）一書的過程中，找到了證明大陸法輪功學員的器官被當局成批出售的「確鑿證據（smoking gun）」。
Why Has The CCP Evaded Announcing Zhou Yongkang’s Most Serious Crimes?
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced
an investigation into its former Politburo Standing Committee
member Zhou Yongkang.
However, CCP mouthpieces described Zhou’s crimes
as “tangling interest groups” and “resisting reforms.”
These are far different than those well known by Chinese,
including “plotting a coup,” “suppressing innocent
civilians in name of stability maintenance,”
and especially “live organ harvesting.”
Let’s see what commentators say about this.
After Zhou’s downfall was announced, CCP mouthpieces
claimed Zhou’s crimes “violating party rules and state law,
tangling interest groups, trading power for money
and resisting reform.”
The article is authored by “Guo Ping,” which is pronounced
the same as “State Commentator” in Chinese.
This suggests this is an authoritative article.
However, the article defines Zhou’s crimes very differently
than what the Chinese are aware of.
Back to February 2012, former CCP Chongqing Director for
Public Security Wang Lijun defected to the U.S. Consulate.
In the middle of that month, the new CCP leader Xi Jinping
visited the United States.
During his visit, the Washington Free Beacon revealed
that included in the materials submitted by Wang
to the U.S. Consulate, there were details about a coup
plotted by Jiang’s followers Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai.
U.S. Vice President Biden also personally presented
evidence to Xi.
In addition, under Zhou’s rule as secretary of the Central
Politics and Law Commission, petitioners, democrats,
dissidents, religious groups and Falun Gong practitioners
had been placed under severe suppression.
The cost of “stability maintenance” has exceeded
the military expenditure for many years.
Then why did party mouthpieces make no mention
of Zhou’s most serious crimes?
Bao Tong, secretary of former CCP president Zhao Ziyang:
“I believe the decision was made by the CCP
The reason is, in our regime the CCP must lead
in every aspect.
Therefore whether to fight against corruption, whether to
criticize any person or group, when and when not to criticize,
when and when not to announce, what to announce
and what not to, all these are completely under the control
of the Central Committee.”
Lin Zixu, political commentator: “Obviously,
the announcement evades the crucial point.
Without having committed extremely serious crimes,
any Politburo Standing Committee member would not be
publicly investigated by the CCP.
The move on Zhou is unprecedented.
However, due to concerns that the whole regime may collapse,
the CCP does not say a single word about those crimes.
In particular, if live organ harvesting is widely known
by the public, the CCP will unavoidably be condemned
by the whole world.
That will bring the CCP’s governance to an end.”
On the other hand, the Chinese cheered a lot after Zhou’s fall.
Beijing human rights activist Hu Jia comments that Zhou
should be sentenced to death by hanging, as he had arrested
human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, suppressed blind
civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng, and persecuted
numerous Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners
all these years.
Chinese writer and human rights activist Liao Zusheng says
even executing Zhou a thousand times would not be
enough consolation for the injustice of the brutal murder
of countless souls.
Sun Wenguang, former professor of Shandong University:
“It is clear to me that the CCP only intends to dismiss
Zhou Yongkang without eliciting significant social
turbulence or threat to its regime.
So what the party is doing now is to simplify the case into
a purely corruption issue.
The current CCP leaders do not really want to touch
problems deeply rooted in the state.”
Former U.S. think tank researcher Ethan Gutmann
recently revealed that during the writing of his new book
The Slaughter, he discovered the smoking gun.
The CCP had sold organs harvested from mainland
Chinese Falun Gong practitioners on a massive scale.
In 2012, Ethan Gutmann attended a hearing at the U.S. House
Foreign Affairs Committee Organ Harvesting of Religious
and Political Dissidents by the Chinese Communist Party
as an independent investigator.
According to Gutmann’s estimate, about 65,000 Falun Gong
practitioners were murdered for organ harvesting
between 2000 and 2008.
On July 9, the Council of Europe adopted Convention
against Trafficking in Human Organs.
In late July, 201 U.S. members of U.S. congress passed
House Resolution 281 that publicly condemns the CCP’s
forced organ harvesting and demands an immediately stop
Lin Zixu: ”The current CCP leaders are not directly involved
in live organ harvesting.
However, the crimes against humanity had been committed
by Jiang Zemin’s faction using the CCP’s power
and dictatorship system.
Therefore there is no way the current party leaders can
bypass the issue.
If they continue to do so, they may involve themselves in
the crime and become scapegoats for Jiang and his followers.”
Only less than an hour after Zhou’s fall was announced
on July 29, the People’s Daily released an article titled,
“Arresting ‘The Major Tiger’ Zhou Yongkang Does Not
Fully Combat Corruption."
This is seen as a signal of upcoming action directly against
Jiang Zemin, the behind the scenes boss
of Zhou Yongkang and Zeng Qinghong.
Zeng, the former CCP vice president, has been reportedly
placed under secret investigation.
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