CCP Rewarding Millions of Corrupt, Thieving “Naked Officials”
Guangdong provincial government recently announced
that they had found 2190 “naked officials" and made position
changes on 866 of them.
Among those “naked officials", 9 are at municipal level
and 134 are at divisional level.
Media then doubt why no ministerial-level “naked officials"
are reported, and question why those officials are not punished
rather than just shuffle them to new jobs.
Are “naked officials" allowed for those higher positions?
Let ‘s see what commentators say about this.
On July 26, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
mouthpieces reported that 2190 “naked officials" were
found in Guangdong,
and 866 of them had been subject to position changes.
Among those officials, 9 are at municipal level, 134 are
at divisional level and 723 are at sectional or lower levels.
This February, the CCP ‘s 8th perambulatory group said,
the “naked official" issue was very serious in Guangdong.
The group had demanded control over the problem.
Hong Kong-based Oriental Daily said that the 5th generation CCP
leaders seem to make serious moves in eliminating
However, the strange thing is that only low-level officials are
cleaned away, and not even a single provincial or higher-level
official has been punished.
The Oriental Daily questions, “No naked officials at higher
level or No courage to touch them, which one is the truth?”
Li Yuanhua, former Chinese professor of history:"There are
“naked officials" amongst provincial-, ministerial- or even higher
level party members.
But restricted to just one province, the CCP won ‘t touch
those bigger ones and all it did was to show how many
“naked officials" there are at the lower levels."
Li Yuanhua, a former Chinese professor of history now
living in Australia, says that:
even the announced figure clearly shows that the “naked official"
problem has been as bad as the corruption problem within the CCP.
Li Yuanhua:"Many officials are ‘working hard ‘ to embezzle.
Meanwhile they also need to transfer the stolen money to
Therefore they send their children or even other family
members to foreign countries and then transfer all their
assets to those places.
By doing this, they try to leave a way out.
If the political situation becomes worse they can
defect at any time."
Open statistics show that, the CCP had found 1.18 million
“naked officials" between 1995 and 2005.
The data after 2005 are not available.
Another survey conducted by the Central Discipline
Inspection Commission shows, 76.77 percent of CCP Political
Consultative Conference delegates
and 57.57 percent of CCP National Congress delegates
own foreign passports.
Hong Kong ‘s Trends magazine also reported that among
incumbent and former ministerial or higher-level CCP officials,
75 percent of their children have either a U.S. green card
Zhi Xi, a Chinese writer who had worked for the CCP government,
comments that it is a normal move for CCP privileged classes to
immigrate with several different passports or identities.
Then they can comfortably “work as naked officials"
Zhi Xi, Chinese writer:"The naked official issue is closely
related to China ‘s social crisis. Everyone feels threatened
and lacks a sense of safety if staying in China.
Those officials worry that the CCP may suddenly be
overturned like what happened in East Europe
and the Soviet Union.
If that happens, their crimes will unavoidably be
brought to justice.
To escape from the upcoming trial, they mostly use such
a hideout strategy."
In recent years, many provincial-level CCP officials had been
exposed as being “naked officials".
For example, when former Guangdong vice party
secretaries Chen Shaoji and Wang Huayuan were captured,
both of them had held Australian or European passports.
They also had flight tickets to those countries for
escape at any time.
Gao Yan, former Yunnan party secretary and minister
for electric power, is still missing.
Gao Yan owns at least three different identity cards with
names, “Gao Yan", “Gao Qinglin" and “Zhang Bowei".
He also has four Chinese passports and
one Hong Kong-Macau passer.
Gao Yan was a high-level CCP official in the list of CCP
Central Organization Department.
On the other hand, he was “Gao Qinglin" on the list
of the Australian immigration office.
Li Yuanhua says, the CCP ‘s so-called “position changes" due
to the “naked official" issue, is probably simply a political move
by different CCP factions to promote their own followers.
Li Yuanhua:"Instead of seeking out ‘naked officials ‘,
they should reveal how much money those officials
have embezzled and how much they have transferred
to overseas countries.
I think this is more direct and efficient.
‘Naked official ‘ is only a phenomenon.
Without any punishment there is no use
making so-called ‘position changes ‘."
In early 2014, the CCP for the first time made regulations
that “naked officials" cannot be promoted.
Furthermore, party officials are not allowed to hold office
for one year, and cannot be promoted for two years
after being dismissed.
In the middle of May, vice divisional or higher-level
“naked officials" of the five most important departments
A preliminary investigation was also carried out to
estimate the number of sectional-level “naked officials"
in 10 provinces.
There are media reports commenting that “naked officials"
cannot be eliminated by making personnel changes
or revising the promotion system.
“Naked officials" should be permanently kicked out.
More importantly, the money they stole from Chinese
people must be retrieved by filing lawsuits against them.
Interview & Edit/LiYun Post-Production/Chen Jianming