He Guoqiang’s anti-corruption talk hints at death penalty for Bo?
Since former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai
was expelled from both the CCP and his post,
people have been watching how the Communist
authorities will convict Bo.
A few days ago, He Guoqiang, the Standing Committee
of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo,
and the secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection, delivered a speech in an anti-corruption conference.
He firmly stated that Bo will be seriously
and severely dealt with.
Hua Po, a current affairs observer in Beijing, believes that
in order to establish his authority as a new successor,
Xi Jinping will have Bo Xilai sentenced to death.
The following is our report about Bo’s future.
On October 8, CCP mouthpiece Xinhua reported that
He Guoqiang indicated in an “anti-corruption" meeting that
between November 2007 and June 2012, there were more than
640,000 cases registered at the discipline inspection and supervision.
More than 630,000 cases had concluded, including a number
of major discipline violation cases involving Bo Xilai, Liu Zhijun, and Xu Zongheng.
He Guoqiang is currently the Standing Committee
of the Politburo and the secretary of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
He said that there will be absolutely no tolerance
for any corrupt elements and that no one will escape punishment.
Current affairs observer in Beijing, Hua Po: ‘He Guoqiang’s
speech can be interpreted as preparation for the 18th National Congress,
and to summarize the anti-corruption task
of the 17th National Congress.
Also, the speech uses Bo Xilai’s case to demonstrate
the anti-corruption achievements over the last decade."
During former Shenzhen Mayor Xu Zongheng’s bribery case,
was identified by the court that Xu took bribes for a total of more than 30 million yuan.
first trial sentenced Xu Zongheng to two-year suspended
death penalty, deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of all personal property.
As for Bo Xilai’s case, in April, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun
reported that according to CCP internal documents Bo was alleged to have nearly $ 6 billion in savings overseas.
Therefore, Hua Po believes that based solely on his corruption,
Bo Xilai is very likely to be sentenced to death.
Hua Po: “Regardless of the types of crimes Bo Xilai
committed, evidence is not the issue.
The key is if the CCP high officials have the motive
to kill him."
Hua Po analyzes that the CCP has had no choice but to “kill"
to maintain its authority. The rankings of those killed is getting higher.
In a commentary Hua Po stated, “Since the 1990s, the
CCP has sentenced bureau-level officials to the death penalty.
Hu Changqing’s death sentence in 2000 initiated the death
penalty for the provincial and ministerial level officials.
That same year, Cheng Kejie was the first
Central Committee sentenced to death.
Surely, Bo Xilai will be the first Politburo member
sentenced to death."
Liu Yinquan, organizer of the Central Committee of
China Social Democratic Party, believes that
with the evidence of Bo Xilai’s crimes in
the persecution of Falun Gong,
as well as being a suspect in the Dalian plane crash
to murder political opponents,
Bo Xilai deserves the immediate execution
of the death penalty.
However, due to the fact that Bo is also associated with
crimes involving Zhou Yongkang and Jiang Zemin,
Bo Xilai also may be sentenced to death with
a two year suspension.
Liu Yinquan: “They are considering keeping Bo alive
as evidence and a witness for the future punishment of Zhou Yongkang and Jiang Zemin."
Early this year when Vice President Xi Jinping visited the U.S.,
media exposed the secret documents Wang Lijun handed over
to the U.S. Consulate regarding Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang,
in particular, the coup plan they were planning in order to
ultimately destroy the new successor Xi Jinping.
Hua Po indicates that Bo Xilai’s crime of rebellion
already guarantees a death penalty.
However, Liu Yinquan points out that solving Bo’s case does
not solve the various social problems China faces today.
Liu Yinquan says,"Only with the thorough change of
the CCP system will there be hope for China."