Can Zhou Yongkang’s Followers Save Themselves By Distancing Themselves From Zhou?
After Zhou Yongkang, former standing member
of the politburo of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central
Committee and Secretary of Politics and Law Committee
was sacked, the Ministry of Public Security and Politics
and Law Committee which were once controlled by him
now express their support and draw a line with him.
His old subordinate officials quietly removed the photos
taken with him, and his alma mater managed
to hide his inscription.
Zhou Yongkang’s follower and relevant institutions
and personnel are so busy with “De-Zhouization"
that the outside world are seriously concerned with
whether they will be able to save themselves.
The CCP Politics and Law Committee, the Supreme
Procuratorate and the Supreme Court held continuous
meetings in recently.
Official media reported that they agreed to support
the CCP’s investigation of Zhou Yongkang.
In addition, the Armed Police, PetroChina and the Ministry
of Public Security which were all once under Zhou Yongkang’s
control have to stand by the investigation, and praised
the CCP ‘s arrest of their old superiors as absolutely correct.
On the other hand, many officials working in the Politics
and Law System who were proud of having their photos
taken with Zhou Yongkang now have removed the photos
and even destroyed them.
China University of Petroleum, Zhou Yongkang’s alma mater
used a rocket model to block Zhou Yongkang ‘s inscription
when the University expressed support for the investigation.
Former Hebei People’s Radio editor Zhu Xinxin:
“In China it is such a matter.
These people who rely on the power within the system
to survive are very sensitive and are very familiar with
China’s unspoken political rules, having it both ways,
and are ready to revolt at any time to protect themselves.
Even if this is the case, punishing them may not
completely change the future."
A Mainland citizen with the Internet screenname “Hua Yuxi"
wrote in an official media blog, “Who knows how many
corrupt officials in the political and legal system
have been fostered by Zhou Yongkang.
However, currently in the political and legal system,
only two officials including the Ministry of Public Security
Vice Minister Li Dongsheng and the Deputy Director
of the Office of Central Political and Law Commission
Yu Gang are under investigation."
“Could people believe there are only two close followers
of Zhou in the Chinese politics and law system?"
He shouted, ‘Zhou Yongkang has collapsed.’
Apparently, it is the time for completely removing
Zhou Yongkang ‘s political remnants and thoroughly
investigating the corrupt officials in the political
and legal system!"
US-based Chinese commentator Li Shanjian: “In fact
the downfall of Zhou Yongkang and the treatment
are not just a problem of factional fighting.
Zhou Yongkang is not the boss of this faction and this means
he is not safe as long as he leaves that faction."
Zhou Yongkang controlled the Politics and Law Committee
for 10 years, and he strongly forced the implementation
of the so-called “Stability Maintenance" policy,
which actually suppresses Chinese people.
Since 1999, Qingyuan County Court of Fushun City
of Liaoning Province illegally sentenced at least
33 Falun Gong practitioners.
Among them, Xu Dawei was sentenced
to eight years in 2001.
In 2009, Xu Dawei returned home after he had been
nearly tortured to death.
13 days later he died.
The 376 local residents jointly appealed for Xu Dawei
were all persecuted.
Zhou Yongkang supervised the persecution
of Falun Gong himself.
On March 20 of this year, Mainland human rights lawyers
Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Wang Cheng and Zhang Junjie,
along with nine other relatives, went to Heilongjiang Land
Reclamation Bureau』s “Brainwashing Center" located
at Qinglongshan farm to demand the release
of illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners.
The police not only arrested them but also brutally beat them
so severely that the four lawyers each had all 24 ribs broken.
Mainland human rights lawyer Tang Jitian: “If you want
to realize self-salvation, please first stop it, and at least
do not actively implement those human rights abuses.
Although it seems like a good job,
it is actually hurting future generations.
If there is the opportunity, they need to tell the victims
frankly the truth of the persecution, to reveal (the) truth,
and then seek forgiveness and understanding."
After Zhou Yongkang was sacked, the black veil of profiting
from forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong
practitioners has been lifted by international human rights
lawyers and investigative organizations.
According to reports, when Bo Xilai took power
in Daling City, he forcibly harvested the organs of living
Falun Gong practitioners and then sold them for profit.
He was finally promoted by Zhou Yongkang
and his predecessor, the Secretary of the Political
and Law Committee Luo Gan, and began to execute
the policy of genocide against Falun Gong practitioners.
Agencies involved are the Chinese military, political
and legal system, the military and armed police,
and even hospitals and other places.
Li Shanjian: “The essence is that good actions deserve
good return and bad actions deserve bad return.
The time has come for retribution.
Everyone needs to be responsible for what he has done.
First they need to turn themselves into good people,
acknowledge their own crimes and quickly, openly atone."
During the Cultural Revolution, the Director of Beijing
Public Security Bureau Liu Chuanxin, who was known
for his ruthless suppression of people eventually
Wang Lijun, who was the Director of Chongqing Public
Security Bureau, was promoted by Zhou Yongkang
and appointed with key duties by Bo Xilai, testified
in a wheelchair during Bo Xilai ‘s trial last year.
It is suspected that Wang Lijun was paralyzed
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