Wang Qishan Focuses on “Big Tiger"
On October 23, Wang Qishan, member of
China’s Politburo Standing Committee, and
Commission for Discipline Inspection spoke.
Wang spoke out in starting a second round of investigations
into corruption, stating “there is no foothold for corruption."
The public are now focused on whether
they will catch the real “big tiger."
News was released on the Central Discipline
Commission and Ministry of Supervision website.
Wang Qishan, the central inspection team leader, will
start a second round of inspections on October 23.
It is said that this inspection team is divided into
10 groups, and will inspect Shanxi, Xinhua News
Agency, and the Ministry of Land and Resources.
In the second round of inspection mobilization
and disposition meetings, Wang stressed
that “there is no foothold for the corruption."
Li Shanjian, China expert: “They don’t need to
take action, since the big tiger is already there.
Whether it is the first round or the second round of meetings
isn’t important, as they already know who the big tiger is.
CCP corruption is largely due to
the internal political power struggles."
This year in May, a few days after the first inspection team
entered China Grain Reserves Corporation, there was
a fire that took place at the corporations Lindian Depot.
79 grain storage units were engulfed, and
there was nearly a billion yuan of damages.
The fire triggered public questions over
using arson to conceal financial corruption.
It is said that former Communist leader Jiang Zemin, former
Law Committee secretary Zhou Yongkang, former Politburo
member Zeng Qinghong, and other families controlled
PetroChina, Sinopec and other large state enterprises.
They are the biggest corrupt officials and the largest
interest groups to plunder China’s public treasury.
Does Wang Qishan’s central inspection
team dare to pursue those persons?
US based China Affairs magazine disclosed that Jiang
Zemin’s secret Swiss bank account has 350 million dollars.
Hong Kong’s Open magazine reported on Liu Jinbao,
former Hong Kong president for Bank of China.
Liu Jinbao who was given a suspended
death sentence in 2005 because of corruption.
While in prison, he tipped-off that Jiang Zemin transferred
20 billion dollars on the eve of the 16th Party Congress.
He was preparing a backdoor for leaving.
Jiang Zemin’s son Jiang Jinheng was
satirized as China’s first corruption.
He was involved in a number of major
international corruption cases in recent years.
Australian media reported that Zeng Qinghong
arranged for his 25-year-old son Zeng Wei to
study in the University of Melbourne in 1993.
However, Zeng Wei didn’t enter the school and
became rich after a year, and soon after, a billionaire.
In addition, Zeng Wei received huge commissions
from Shanghai Volkswagen, China Eastern Airlines
and Beijing Hyundai Motor Company, helping
these companies make money on stock.
In addition, a “WikiLeaks" report exposed a
U.S. diplomatic cable assessment in 2009.
It showed that Zhou Yongkang, and his son
Zhou Bin, control the biggest PetroChina’s interests.
Zhou Bin was suspected of carrying out power and money
transactions in departments where Zhou Yongkang worked.
This included intervention in large projects in Sichuan, and
reselling land through the Ministry of Land and Resources.
With growing numbers of corrupt officials,
corruption has increasingly become systemic.
In other words, corruption has extended to infiltrate the
central government, the military and all levels of the party.
It has been covered with a cloak of legitimacy.
Zhang Jian, China expert: “There are no
more high-profile anti-corruption cases.
In other countries, punishment of
corruption is an important thing.
However, in China, the more anti-corruption that is done, the
more corrupt officials and amount of corruption is revealed.
What is the reason?
There is very bad environment in China, and
corruption is the essence of the CCP system."
Zhang Jian says that Jiang Zemin and other interest
groups have unscrupulously drained people dry,
under the protection of the dictatorial regime.
On October 16, the Central Discipline Commission
and the Ministry of Supervision website launched
its first special “Follow the local inspection team".
It introduced the latest progress of the provincial
inspection team, and the improving of inspections.
However, analysts believe that they are building a
false image of anti-corruption to win people’s favor.
It is difficult to deceive people again,
because they already see through the CCP.