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Rumors Over Fate of Zhou Yongkang During CCP Beidaihe Meeting.
Overseas Chinese media has recently reported on the
Communist regimes inner struggle taking place in Beidaihe.
In particular, rumors circulated regarding Zhou Yongkang,
former secretary of the Central Politics and Law Commission.
Zhou is thought to be one of the first standing
committee members to be punished for his crimes.
The purpose for this is to maintain the stability of the regime.
This signals that it may only be a matter of time before
the truth is revealed about Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang,
and Jiang Zemin being involved in live organ harvesting.
Rumors have circulated recently in overseas
Chinese media about Zhou Yongkang.
It seems the Communist officials
are in a heated state of struggle.
Deutsche Welle comments that while Bo Xilai’s
“trial of the century" is around the corner,
his ally Zhou Yongkang is also in trouble.
Hong Kong based Apple Daily reports that Zhou Yongkang’s
son, Zhou Bin, has brought his wife overseas three times.
This is thought to be in order to
escape from the political storm.
They’ve been to Hong Kong, Singapore and
Malaysia, and now he’s reported missing.
Sound of Hope Radio reported from an exclusive source,
that Zhou Bin ha been detained for nearly 2 months.
According to a high official in the Chinese public security,
along with Zhou Bin’s arrest, it also involves Zhou’s
financial supporter Deng Hong, as well as Sichuan tycoon.
Since the 18th CCP National Congress,
investigations began on former deputy
secretary of Sichuan, Li Chuncheng.
Both business and political circles are involved.
Along with many investigations within the
Politics and Law Committee, the Central
Political Committee are now being investigated.
So far, three of Zhou Yongkang’s
supporters, have been removed;
Li Chuncheng; Wu Yongwen, Hubei Secretary
of the Politics and Law Committee; and
Guo Yongxiang, Vice Governor of Sichuan.
Sichuan businessman Wu Bing, alleged to have
embezzled tens of Billions of state assets for
Zhou Yongkang, is also under arrest in Beijing.
Political commentator Xia Xiaoqiang indicates that the
regime has not issued the arrest for Zhou Yongkang.
However, the regime is endangered by domestic anger, and
is forming an opinion to strangle Zhou Yongkang for relief.
Xia Xiaoqiang: “Zhou Yongkang
was an executioner for the CCP.
He has carried with him countless bloody crimes with
his leadership role in the Politics and Law Committee.
A person like him is often the top choice for a scapegoat
for the regime, to ease domestic discontent and stress.”
The annual closed-door CCP meeting held in Beidaihe
between July and August is currently taking place.
Apple Daily pointed out the two potential subjects in
the Beidaihe meeting this year are the Third Plenary
Session of economic reforms, and the Bo Xilai’s case.
Political commentator Liu Guohua believes that
while Bo Xilai’s case is in trial, the rumors about his
political ally Zhou Yongkang are not groundless.
Liu Guohua: “Zhou Yongkang has two main issues.
One is that he was not only involved, but also the
main initiator of Bo Xilai’s plan for a military coup.
The other is with regards to his role as
Secretary of the Politics and Law Committee.
He used the legal system, and
created countless injustices in China.”
Historically, the CCP’s political movements and struggles
have taken place during the Beidaihe summer retreat.
Hong Kong based Oriental Daily analyzed
the growing “storm” in Beidaihe meeting.
They highlighted the recent domestic criticisms
of the CCP and the regimes official media’s
statements on anti-constitution and anti-democracy.
Xia Ming, Professor of Political Science at New York
University: “The inner struggle of the CCP is getting serious.
This is reflected in various voices, some of which are
anti Zhou Yongkang, while others are pro Bo Xilai.
Some are anti Wen Jiabao, and even are against Xi Jinping.
This also reflects that the intensity of domestic
ideological conflicts has reached a peak.”
Xia Xiaoqiang believes that if Zhou Yongkang
is arrested, he will be charged with corruption.
This will help to relieve the pressure on the authorities.
However, the live organ harvesting of Falun Gong
practitioners conducted by Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang,
and Jiang Zemin will not remain hidden for long.
Xia Xiaoqiang stresses that it’s only a matter of time.