CCP Writer Under House Arrest
Xin Ziling, a writer in the Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) is under house arrest. He signed a petition
to People’s Congress with over 20 senior cadres
and suggested in his speech that Hu Jintao
supports Wen Jiabao’s political reform. Authorities
claim Xin went against the Four Cardinal Principles
and forced him to examine himself.
Another writer within the CCP, Tie Liu, told NTD
(New Tang Dynasty TV) that Xin Ziling signed
a petition to People’s Congress with 22 senior
cadres urging authorities to fulfill the Constitution’s
Article 35 to give people the freedom of speech.
Those who countersigned include Li Rui, Li Pu,
Hu Jiwei, and Jiang Ping. People’s Daily published
5 articles, including “Clear Up the Source” to refute
the petition. This year, Xin Ziling gave a speech
named “Situation and Responsibilities”
to science cadres and again irritated authorities.
According to Tie, when Xin Ziling went to Nanchang,
Jiangxi to give lectures in March,
authorities ordered him to cancel the lectures.
After Xin returned to Beijing, people from
the Army’s Commission for Discipline Inspection
talked with him, and accused him
of having three serious problems in his speech.
Tie Liu (writer) said: “First, Xin’s speech on China
now experiencing crony capitalism was criticized
to be against the Four Cardinal Principles.
It should be socialism instead of capitalism.
Second, Xin’s speech that Hu Jintao should support
Wen Jiabao’s political reform rather than suppress
it, was said to have harmed the authorities’ ‘unity’.”
According to Hong Kong’s Asia Weekly, Xin Ziling
said in his speech on February 11: “Only by taking
the capitalist road explicitly could the economy grow,
…China’s previous reform and open policy
was to speak frankly, which changed course
and followed the capitalist road.”
Xin Ziling also suggested that Hu Jintao should
“not criticize Wen Jiabao and not launch
another war to resist U.S., and aid Korea.”
He said it was a blunder that Hu did not support
Wen’s political reform plan after Wen proposed it
7 times since last August. Xin appealed to Hu
not to suppress Wen with other powerful groups.
He believed that the Vice Minister
of the Central Propaganda Department’s speech
on Wen as “troublemaker” is a sign of suppression.
Xin Ziling also mentioned that Zeng Wei,
son of former vice president, purchased
a luxurious house in Sydney, Australia
for RMB250 million. Now CCP leaders’ families
have economically replaced
the previous Nationalist Party’s four families
and have accumulated much more wealth.
According to Tie Liu, the third serious problem
put forward by the Army’s Discipline Commission
Inspection about Xin Ziling, is about the purchase
of a luxurious house by Zeng Qinghong’s son.
The commission claimed there are two Zeng Weis,
and the one who purchased a luxurious house
is not a son of Zeng Qinghong.
They warned Xin Ziling that he must have evidence.
Also Gao Yu, a renown media expert in China,
told NTD that the authorities claimed to register
and investigate Xin, restricting his freedom
for 3 to 6 months. Xin could not make contact
with the outside world or attend activities
including dinner parties. Gao Yu believed
that authorities’ black case work and suppression
are unpersuasive, and the excuses
of the Four Cardinal Principles are outdated.
The CCP is no longer the proletarian vanguard,
but only part of a crony capitalism.
Gao Yu: “The Four Cardinal Principles are wrong.
There were ‘two whatevers’ after Cultural Revolution.
Actually now, even the CCP itself does not believe
in the Four Cardinal Principles.
It has already broken the Four Cardinal Principles…
As to the proletarian dictatorship,
proletariats now have the lowest social standing
and there is only one-party dictatorship.”
Xin Ziling was president of Military Academy Press,
and chief editor of Defense University’s
Contemporary China. He published books
including “Biography of Mao Zedong", and
“Fall of the Red Sun". According to public opinion
Xin is an innovationist elite in the CCP system.
NTD reporters Qin Xue and Sun Ning