China’s “Naked Officials” Report Reveals Chinese
Communist Party’s Future
In recent years, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials
have had serious corruption issues.
The concept of “naked officials" is prevalent, with huge
amounts of money involved in corruption.
Recently, CCP media’s report on “naked officials”
revealed the tip of the iceberg of this situation.
Let’s take a look at how “naked officials” reflect the
status and trend of the CCP society.
On Oct. 14, “Finance magazine” compiled “China Naked
Officials’ Report” based on 59 cases of dismissed “naked
officials” in the past 20 years.
The amount of corruption involved in the 59 cases reached
billions of yuan.
Then how many corrupt Chinese officials fall into the
category of “naked officials?”
The report mentions that the number of “naked officials"
is a mystery.
Recently a series of large corruption cases came to trial,
such as former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai’s case
and former Ministry of Railways deputy chief engineer
Zhang Shuguang’s case.
A feature of the cases is that their spouses, children
or most of their assets have been moved overseas.
The officials are “naked officials” in China.
US University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business
Professor Xie Tian: “The report about naked officials and
corrupt officials is true. These people might be a step away.
We know that a large number of “naked officials” who send
their families overseas must have sufficient funds.
CCP officials’ normal wages are insufficient to support this."
The internet site of the CCP Ministry of Supervision indicates
as many as 54 corruption cases were investigated in 2013 since
the 18th Congress.
The research data from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
in 2011 showed that since the mid-1990s, 18,000 various
corruption officials including “naked officials"
escaped overseas, carrying up to 800 billion yuan.
US City University of New York political science professor
Xia Ming believes the CCP system provides opportunities
for “naked officials" who quickly collect wealth through power.
Xia Ming: “However this system is highly uncertain.
These two factors together lead to officials being able to
quickly collect money and transfer wealth to overseas.
The best way to transfer wealth is by sending their family
overseas, so that they can collaborate in and out of China.
This way they also buy a pass for themselves
when they need to withdraw and leave.”
The 59 “naked officials” selected by “Finance magazine”
include high-level executives of state-owned enterprises,
as well as high-level officials and powerful local cadres.
The finance sector accounted for 24%. CCP officials
account for 34%.
The rest are mostly state-owned enterprise personnel
of other industries, such as telecoms, tobacco, petroleum,
securities, transportation, tourism, clothing and so on.
Xia Ming believes that the financial sector, state-owned
enterprises and government basically belong to one category
in China, which can be referred to as “power economics."
Xia Ming: “Government officials have lots of power
to collect money.
State-owned enterprises are also controlled by the CCP.
China’s financial sector including all national banks,
large financial institutions are state monopoly enterprises."
Xia Ming thinks the “naked officials" phenomenon is
from top to bottom, a phenomenon that cannot be stopped.
Xia Ming: “If the top CCP leaders have no confidence in the
development of China, and they do everything possible to
send their most valuable assets, their children, away to the most
safe place, there is no way to stop the “naked officials”.”
Xie Tian believes “naked officials" show their lack of
confidence in the CCP with their actions.
They also help Chinese people understand the urgency
to disintegrate the CCP.
Xie Tian: “ These officials voted no-confidence toward
the CCP. They have no confidence to the CCP regime.
They have arranged a way to withdraw.
This might be a good thing to the disintegration of the
CCP, and to Chinese peoples’ path toward freedom.”
Xie Tian said when there are more and more “naked officials”
among the CCP, people would know the high-level CCP
members have already started to abandon the sinking ship.
NTD Reporter Yi Ru