采访/田净 编辑/刘惠 后制/李勇
Will the Three Cases That Point to Jiang Zemin
Shake the Tiger himself?
Chinese official media have exposed three major cases that
point to former leader Jiang Zemin.
Who is the pushing hand behind these exposures?
Will these three cases really shake tiger Jiang?
The following is our experts’ analysis.
Jiang Zemin’s finance keeper, also former
National Energy Secretary Liu Tienan,
was recently arrested and investigated for
“serious violations of discipline"
by the Central Discipline Inspection Commission;
Zhang Yimou, touted as “International Director" by Jiang Zemin
was recently reported to have three wives and seven sons;
the case of Zhu Ling, a Tsinghua University female student
who was poisoned 19 years ago has recently resurfaced.
Evidence points to Jiang Zemin who had intervened in the case
Because of the suspect’s strong family political background.
Jiang’s money making channels are most likely
cut off with Liu Tienan’s arrest;
Exposure of Zhang Yimou’s scandal serves to warn the Chinese
entertainment community, who are on Jiang Zemin’s side;
the fact that the identity of the suspect in the Zhu Ling case
is soon to be revealed seems to signal Jiang’s fate.
Independent commentator, Xing Tianxin:
“Judging from the current situation, Jiang’s faction no longer controls the regime.
People want to know the facts and the regime has also
refused to be the scapegoat for Jiang’s criminal history.
Such openness in public opinion might deceive the public
that the regime is making progress toward reform."
Current affairs commentator Lin Zixu: “Zhang Yimou, Liu Tienan
and Zhu Ling’s case were reported at almost the same time.
There must be a strong pushing hand behind the operation.
The internal division of the Communist regime
is now completely open.
The downfall of these people will serve as a blow
against Jiang but will not touch core issues.
This shows that maintaining the Communist system
continues to be the bottom line, which cannot be exceeded.
Tigers such as Jiang Zemin and Zhou Yongkang still can’t
be touched. Even the Bo Xilai case will drag on.”
Independent commentator Xing Tianxin has pointed out that
the media’s report about Zhang Yimou’s three wives and
seven sons and Liu Tienan’s case does not mean the regime
will tackle such national issues as family planning and corruption.
Xing Tainxin suspects the regime is avoiding fundamental
issues such as labor camps and
the cruel torture conducted in Masanjia Labor Camp
by exposing these few individual cases.
Xing Tianxin: “Jiang Zemin’s crime, according to Chinese law,
is that his persecution of Falun Gong is illegal and unconstitutional.
His extreme cruelty in the persecution, including the
live organ harvesting of practitioners, has shocked the world.
Jiang’s direct connection to and the persecution can certainly
Several cases, such as that of Bo Xilai
can also be directly linked to Jiang Zemin."
Xing Tianxin warned that “a little criticism to save the regime”
has been a usual tactic the Communist regime has employed in the international arena.
Do not be deceived by a few public opinion exposures
and think that the Communist regime has improved.
Xing Tianxin: “A sense of civil justice is growing in China.
A complete shut-off will only speed up the fall of the regime.
A little openness helps the public to vent a little frustration.
Does that mean the future will develop into what’s expected?
I hope the people have already clearly understood that a little,
measured and only temporary openness, does not deserve the people’s optimism.”
Under the increasing demand of the people for the truth,
a little openness in the media could make the difference for the leadership,
or simply a clear line drawn to avoid any responsibility
for Jiang’s blood- debt gang.
However, with the intention of maintaining Party dictatorship,
it will only block any effort to shake Jiang Zemin.
Jiang Zemin’s family is known to control
the telecommunications industry in China.
His eldest son, Jiang Mianheng, founder of China Netcom,
has become China’s telecommunications magnate;
former Communist Party Politics and Law Committee secretary
Zhou Yongkang worked in the oil sector for 38 years.
All important national industries that belong to the National
Energy Board, have been controlled by Jiang’s faction.
Zhang Guobao and Liu Tienan were both former directors
of the National Energy Board and were the guards of the energy industry on behalf of Jiang’s faction.