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Wu Guanzheng “Resignation Report” Reveals Anti-Corruption Failures Despite Efforts
Wu Guanzheng, former Secretary of the Central
Commission for Discipline Inspection published
a new book recently which talks about his official
method, opinions and experiences in life.
After he was exposed in public recently, his “resignation
report” was exposed online, with shocking content.
Let’s see the report.
Wu Guanzheng’s Resignation report is a
very hot topic on many Chinese websites.
It was exposed that in a transferal and farewell meeting
on October 29, 2007, Wu Guanzheng commented.
“I vowed that I won’t disappoint people. I would have
breakthroughs on the issue that people react strongly
when I was selected to be Secretary of the Central
Commission for Discipline Inspection five years ago.”
However, his heart was very heavy five years later. He said
that even with determination, you can’t beat world realities.
He, his colleagues, and the comrades from
the Standing Committee of the Politburo had
undergone necessary efforts, but they failed.
Wu Guanzheng said he had three regrets. Public
declaration of officials properties hadn’t been realized.
The reform and restructuring of Commission for Discipline
Inspection and Ministry of Supervision hadn’t been achieved.
Officials using public funds, or accepting free
entertainment services had not yet been stopped.
Wu also said forces are very strong inside
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) which
resist and oppose the property declarations.
However, the leaders are out of control, which made the
officials and their relatives stand on the opposite side
of the people, and made a political chaos in the society.
Wu Guanzheng unveiled that the property declaration pilot
in Shanghai and Guangdong in 2003 has two big issues.
The party officials and military officials are
strongly against the pilot and approached it,
by working in a negative and slack attitude.
The political system was in paralysis.
Senior and middle level officials underwent
internal declarations of their properties.
90% of the provincial departmental-level officials
have more than 10 Million in funds or assets.
If this was publicized, they will be attacked
by different groups of the society.
He also said that in 2000, they launched a pilot in
Tianjin and Jiangxi with provincial level’s officials.
This was suspended because
it was too difficult to implement.
Wu Guangzheng spoke for 30 minutes
during his resignation report.
He was reported on by Hong Kong
Dongxiang magazine in December 2007.
The report said that during the speech, Wu Guanzheng
stopped multiple times because his heart was so heavy.
Also he won applause because of his frank speech,
and he had tears in his eyes because of the applause.
At the same time, Duowei monthly magazine unveiled
that after Wu finished his speech, he left without
saying goodbye to the newly appointed Secretary
He Guoqiang, which was a large embarrassment.
In September 2007, Wu Guanzheng gave himself a
score of 59 in summarizing his work, which was fail score.
However, Tang Boqiao, President of Democracy
University of New York, questioned Wu Guanzheng.
Tang Boqiao: “It appears that Wu Guanzheng
is a very decent person, but if this is true, how
can China’s corruption get worse and worse?
Also many people said that Xi Jinping is not a bad person,
that Hu Yaobang and Hu Jintao aren’t bad people,
and that Wen Jiabao or Li Keqiang aren’t bad either.
Then it looks like all the CCP leaders are
good, but then how can the human rights’
status of this country get worse and worse?
How can the corruption in this
country become worse and worse?
How can people get more and more angry?
Who is really governing this country?
It is understood that Du Shicheng, former CCP Secretary
of Qingdao City, was promoted by Wu Guanzheng.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment
with a crime of accepting bribes.
Furthermore, Wu Zuhua, Chairman of Qingdao Tianyi
Real Estate company, is the son of Wu Guanzheng.
Wu Zuhua’s company received 3000 acres of coastal land
in prime locations in Qingdao without any public bidding.
This was arranged by Du Shicheng. In just one
year, Wu Zuhua earned 2.17 Billion RMB from it.
Lin Zixu, politic commentator: “Launching anti-corruption
inside the CCP system is like asking for fur from a tiger.
If the people can jump out of the
system, everything will be easy.
For example, with real anti-corruption, if it can end the
ban on media, and really give rights to the people to
monitor officials, how can officials dare to act recklessly?
A real example is many officials don’t dare to wear luxury
watches after the Biaoge (Brother Watch) was exposed.”
In the past, there was a report that said Wu Guanzheng’s
family is ranked ninth in China’s princeling’s families.
The family has assets totaling 5 billion assets.
Media pointed out that Jiang Bo, was promoted to be
the assistant of the governor of Hebei Province in 2009.
Jiang Bo is the pseudonym of
Wu Hanhua, son of Wu Guanzheng.