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Jiang’s Whole Group Under Attack as Ji Jianye Investigated
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Commission
for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) made an announcement on
the last day of the year of the snake.
They have placed former vice secretary and mayor of Nanjing
City Ji Jianye under investigation on severe discipline violations.
Recently, Jiangsu’s richest businessman Zhu Xingliang,
a close friend of Ji, was also arrested.
At the critical moment of “tiger hunting" by Xi Jinping,
who was the real target behind the arrest of Ji and Zhu?
Let’s look at the following report.
The CCDI announced on its website that, Ji Jianye was
found to abuse his power for personal gains.
This involved severe disciplinary violations
and economic crimes.
He was therefore dismissed from the party and will be
handed over to the judicial system.
Since July 2001, Ji Jianye worked in Yangzhou City for 8 years
as interim mayor, mayor and then party secretary.
During that period, he made excessive infrastructure
constructions, and became known by Yangzhou people as
the “Demolition Mayor".
After he transferred to Nanjing, he was again secretly
named “Ji Excavator" and “Bulldozer Mayor" by residents.
Since being detained and interrogated after October 16, 2013,
Ji’s scandals were exposed on the Internet one after another.
Not only was a long list of his mistresses announced, but
there were also detailed stories about how he promoted
his typist mistress to deputy director of Yangzhou’s
Development and Reform Commission.
Even the party mouthpiece Xinhua questioned on its blog:
“Nanjing’s mayor Ji Jianye was under recognition by WHOM?"
A Chinese online media szhk.com revealed that, Ji Jianye’s
father-in-law is former Jiangsu’s provincial committee
member Gao Dezheng.
In 2001 when Jiang Zemin was the CCP’s general secretary,
he promoted Ji Jianye to mayor of Yangzhou by himself.
Ji was the party secretary of Kunshan City
before being promoted.
In 2005 when Jiang returned to his hometown after
retirement, it was Ji Jianye that accompanied him inspecting
the completion of Run-Yang Bridge on the Yangtse River.
The tour was recorded by a photo book “Jiang Zemin and
Yangzhou", including Jiang and Ji’s photo in Zhouzhuang .
Zhang Sutian, Political Commentator:"Now Xi Jinping is
striking at Jiang’s faction in all directions.
All members are under attack and Bo Xilai was a key target.
Following Bo’s trial, Zhou Yongkang became the next target.
After Zhou was handled, all crimes of Jiang’s group such as
plotting coups were revealed to the world."
Zhang Sutian believes that, Ji Jianye’s case is an indicator
of Xi Jinping’s full attack against Jiang’s followers.
On January 27, Zhu Xingliang, Jiangsu’s richest man worth
18.9 billion Yuan ($3.12 billion) was arrested for bribery.
His company received orders from large-scale projects in
Ji Jianye’s “home cities" of Kunshan, Yangzhou and Nanjing.
Hong Kong’s Trend Magazine revealed last August that,
Zhu Xingliang’s company had grown at astonishing speed.
They took decoration work of Bird’s Nest National Stadium,
Beijing’s National Grand Theatre and The Great Hall of the
People’s Jiangsu lobby.
Zhu achieved this simply from his personal link with former
Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang.
According to a recentl article by Hong Kong’s Open Magazine,
the CCDI pushed very hard in investigation of Zhou Yongkang,
known as the “No. 2 Special Case".
Furthermore, the “No.1 Special Case" which is directed
against Zeng Qinghong, will come out soon.
Sources further revealed that, the investigation showed
Zeng Qinghong’s family was involved in many corruption
cases of Zhou Yongkang and his followers.
As a leader of Jiang Zemin’s key strategist, Zeng Qinghong
assisted Jiang in becoming former head of the CCP.
As the supreme personnel manager, Zeng also played
important roles in many personnel decisions even during
Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping’s eras.
Political commentator Jin Zhentao said, after Bo Xilai and
Zhou Yongkang’s coup plan was revealed, Zeng Qinghong
was finally exposed as the operator of Jiang’s faction.
Zeng and Zhou are in the same boat.
The current CCP leader group is targeting Jiang’s whole
group in the name of anti-corruption.
Jin Zhentao, Political Commentator:"‘China’s Offshore
Holdings Leaks’ has drawn wide media attention globally.
Outsiders believe that the news was released by
Zeng Qinghong who is the commander of Jiang’s group.
In addition, It was also Zeng who promoted Zhou Yongkang
to be the minister for public security."
Recently, foreign media published a report “Leaked Records
Reveal Offshore Holdings of China’s Elite".
However, the article only shares materials about families of
Xi Jinping, Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao.
None of Jiang’s faction members are included.
Jin Zhentao said, Xi Jinping had no contact with Zeng
Qinghong’s family in commemorative activities of his
father’s 100th birthday or Run Run Shaw’s funeral.
This clearly shows that Xi has broken with Zeng and
he won’t let him off.
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