Hidden Purpose of Wang Qishan Anti-Corruption Website
On September 2, the Central Commission for
Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and Supervision
Ministry jointly launched a new website.
The website provides a platform for
netizens to report corrupt officials.
On the same day, Wang Qishan, the head
of CCDI, along with his deputy Zhao Hongzhu,
visited the operators of the website.
What was the purpose of launching this website?
Can it really implement anti-corruption?
Let’s take a look at our commentators analysis.
The anti-corruption website states that it will be a
major channel to release news, interpret policies,
and receive online reports of improper behaviors.
The website provides inspected information, such as
a corruption hotline, address and channel to report corrupt
officials, either anonymously, or by using their real names.
Zhu Jianguo, Shenzhen independent writer: “They
claimed to collect information and public opinion.
However, in reality, they intend to intensify control
and monitor citizens, to restrain freedom of expression.
This is its purpose, and it isn’t to
encourage transparency and freedom.”
Zhu points out that the CCDI isn’t
an anti-corruption department.
It is a tool to maintain the Chinese
Communist Party’s (CCP) dictatorship.
Hu Jun, founder of Human Rights Campaign in China:
“It is unnecessary to set up an anti-corruption website.
The entire internet is the largest anti-corruption platform.
It is quick, efficient, and transparent,
so why do they still need a new one?
It is because they are selective in their fight of corruption.”
After the CCP 18th Congress, the new leader Xi Jinping
and Wang Qishan vowed to fight corruption.
Thus, by using real name online reports,
corrupt officials become a new fashion.
In November 2012, the Chongqing official
Lei Zhengfu’s sex tape scandal was exposed.
63 hours later, Lei was sacked, and
21 linked officials were dismissed.
Liu Tienan, a former top economic
official was reported online.
In May, Liu was suspected of grave violations of discipline.
In August, Liu was expelled from the party and his position.
On August 8, four Shanghai judges were exposed online.
It revealed they were hiring prostitutes. Later, three of
them were expelled from the party, and one was sacked.
Hu Jun: “The CCP system is corrupt, and
should be cracked down and collapsed.
This is real anti corruption by doing this.
To hold the CCP system, talking about
anti corruption is just an empty talk.
Their purpose is to remove
opponents, to maintain its regime.”
In late August, Liu Hu, a journalist of Guangzhou’s New
Express Daily was detained. on suspicion of causing trouble.
Liu reported on a microblog about senior official
Ma Zhengqi, Shan’anxi police chief Du Hangwei and
four other deputy ministry-level corruption officials.
Zhu Jianguo: “The CCDI is corrupt, now
they control the power of anti-corruption.
The Court and Procuratorate had no first rights
of anti-corruption, and they need CCDI’s order.
Then, they can act.”
Since the CCDI’s anti-corruption site opened,
the websties of state-owned media Renmin
and Xinhua had also launched similar columns.
They claimed that they hope netizens
report officials’ violation of discipline.
On July 1, the State Council correspondence
department opened an online reporting site.
They claimed to be dealing seriously with letters and appeals.
Han Liang, Chongqing citizen: “The CCP
struggles for survival, and will soon collapse.
When civilians are close uprising, then they
come to cool us down by saying we can appeal.
They say they will deal with our problems.
They are cheating us. We can’t
have a good life if the CCP exists.”
Han Liang stresses that all these so-called
anti-corruption sites are put the control of
reporting channels in the hands of the CCP.
The people are awakened now, and will
no longer believe it, nor co-operate with them.