Beijing State Security Head, Another Zhou Yongkang Crony,
Beijing announced the removal of the director of the Beijing
Municipal Bureau of State Security, Liang Ke, from his post.
Analysts believe this is to prepare for announcement
of Zhou Yongkang’s crimes.
Removing Zhou’s crony at the State Security will help
smooth over factional relations within the Communist regime.
During the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress meeting
on Feb. 21, a round of appointments and dismissals were announced.
Liang Ke, Beijing State Security director, was removed.
A few months ago, overseas media reported
on the arrest and investigation of Liang Ke.
Li Dong, deputy director of Beijing Public Security,
was promoted to the director position.
Critics analyze the significance and sensitivity of the director
position at the Beijing State Security Bureau.
It is rare to directly appoint a public security official
to administer the state security.
Yang Xiaochao, deputy mayor of Beijing, who briefed
the appointments and dismissals in the meeting, announced
that the 48-year-old Li Dong has good political qualities—
a firm and consistent attitude with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) central.
Lan Su, commentator: “Zhou Yongkang’s case will cause
sequential reactions from domestic interest groups and factions in the CCP.
Where it’s leading to, the CCP central has its doubts.
Controlling the state security is a security measure
for the future of the regime."
Hua Po, Beijing political analyst: “It would have been very
dangerous if Liang Ke remained in Beijing State Security Bureau.
To both Xi and Li, Liang’s moves could have been detrimental.
His downfall was no surprise."
The New York Times sources revealed that Liang Ke
was suspected of aiding Zhou Yongkang “by illicitly
passing on information gathered by the bureau’s network
of agents, phone taps and informants in the Chinese capital.”
In February 2012 former deputy mayor of Chongqing,
Wang Lijun, defected to U.S. consulate and divulged the coup
plan masterminded by Zhou Yongkang, then Political
and Legal Affairs Committee secretary and Bo Xilai,
then Party Secretary of Chongqing,
against then future CCP leader, Xi Jinping.
Since taking office, Xi Jinping implemented
an anti-corruption campaign.
More than 30 ministerial level officials closely related
to Zhou Yongkang have been sacked.
As five former secretaries of Zhou Yongkang’s were sacked,
it is believed that the CCP will soon announce Zhou Yongkang’s case.
Hua Po: “In fact, he (Zhou Yongkang) was sacked because
of the coup plan. But, it’s embarrassing for the CCP to admit the coup.
To maintain stability, even though both the people
and the CCP are in discord, they have to manipulate
the so-called anti-corruption to deceive everyone.
In fact, they are cleaning up the political opponents."
In addition, on Feb. 20, the Shanxi Provincial Party
Committee Organization Department announced Luliang City
Mayor Ding Xuefeng was removed from his post
as municipal deputy secretary.
Accordingly, Ding Xuefeng was involved in the case
of Li Dongsheng, former right-hand man of Zhou Yongkang.
At the end of last year, when Ding Xuefeng was taken away
by authorities for investigation, several Luliang City entrepreneurs were detained as well.
Also, the National Political Consultative Conference, CPPCC,
removed Liu Yingxia from the committee on the 20th.
Liu Yingxia was known as the most beautiful
With a military background, she became one of China’s
top ten richest women,
and was once the winner of a more
than one hundred billion yuan PetroChina contract.
Hua Po: “Zhou Yongkang is head of the gangsters
within the CCP.
His followers are everywhere – in Sichuan, in the oil system,
and in the Political and Legal Affairs Committee.
To beat this ‘super tiger’, his followers must be struck down.
They have all occupied very significant positions
in the regime."
aCommentators analyze that even though the core issues
of the Jiang faction are Zhou Yongkang, the coup
and the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong
practitioners, the conviction will be the same
as Bo Xilai’s last year – confined to corruption.
However, the attempt to deceive people with anti-corruption
does not discount the fact that every single CCP regime
official is corrupt.
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