The Arrival of Inspection Groups, Brings Further Arrests
and Turmoil Amongst Appealers.
In recent months, Central Inspection Groups (CIG) of
Central Discipline and Inspection Committee,
who are a part of Central Committee of the Chinese
arrived at numerous places across the country
Appealers from different areas swarmed the lodging hotels
of the CIG to hand over their appeals, yet to find
themselves beaten and arrested.
The comments say, the arrivals of CIG are just a game,
played between the Central Government of CCP
and the local governments.
It is for intensifying the Central Governmental authority,
yet they don’t handle the cases submitted
by lower level people.
So the lower level people are still without channels of appeal
and their problems of concern go unresolved.
Mainland media reported, that Guizhou Province is listed
as one of the first places inspected by the CIG.
A total of six CIG’s arrived in Guiyang City, Zunyi City
and Guanling City between March and June.
On May 12, one CIG arrived at Guanling County followed
by a large number of appealers gathering
at the lodging place of CIG to appeal,
Unfortunately to be received with serious beatings
by the police.
In the evening of May 20, Guizhou Province Governor
Zhao Kezhi also arrived at Guanling County.
Local authority dispatched about one thousand police
to take the guard,
strictly controlling, arresting and beating innocent appealers.
According to China-based 64tianwang’s report,
a total of 18 appealers were injured and eight
of them were in a serious condition.
The hospital to which they were submitted, have been strictly
guarded by the police, some of whom are plainclothes.
Any strangers wanting to visit have been prohibited, with
the full extent of their injuries still unknown.
Guanling County’s local appealer Mr Wu Jiyou says,
the Culture Centre Square where Zhao Kezhi lodged,
has been blocked with five blockades,
the on-site police presence is almost 1000.
When the CIG had just arrived at Guanling County,
the number of police reached up to a few thousand.
Mr Wu Jiyou: “We have several hundred appealers
trying to meet the CIG. But we were refused.
Several hundred police all as plainclothes were
lodging at the Baling Hotel nearby.
We were beaten by the police and got injured.
We are not allowed to make an appeal and
were even intercepted on the road."
In addition, in Fujian Province, in the morning of May 19,
local appealers knew the news of CIG leaving Fujian Province,
and they urgently gathered at Provincial Appealing Bureau.
They hope to hand out their appealing material
before the CIG leave Fujian Province.
But three vehicles full with guards came to the gate
of the Provincial Government Office,
creating havoc and conflict with the appealers.
Some appealers were injured as a result of the conflict.
On May 20, more than one hundred appealers
from Chengdu City,
paid a visit to Jiyi Hotel of Xinjin County
of Sichuan Province, requesting to meet
the Third Central Inspection Group.
But the reception official replied
“their appealing materials will be transferred
to fifth Provincial-Level Inspection Group to handle".
The eighth CIG stayed in Henan Province from
March 28 to May 27.
Several hundred appealers gathered across the Henan Province,
including Wan Jinlan, Jiang Ying, Li Mingcui, Li Zhiguo,
Song Zhonghua and Guo Lixia,
all insisted in holding banners and appealing for the treatment
of injustices to them,
they remained many days at the gates of the hotel
where CIG stayed.
Li Mingcui, an appealer from Ruzhou City Henan Province says,
they did not get to see the CIG
after they had stayed at the gate of the hotel
for more than 10 days.
The black security personnel also often beat them,
watered them downwith powerful hoses,
and even restrained them.
Li Mingcui: “They used these powerful water guns everyday
with some appealers exhausted from their walking,
only to be further saturated by water and finally beaten.
Some passer-by pedestrians who are fed up with the
police brutality and bad behaviour,
prepared for taking photos of the scene on mobile phones
only to be intercepted by police, who ran over
intending to rob the phones.
Six security staff circled and hit one pedestrian.
The passer-by walkers also suffered."
Li Mingcui says, the black security guards told them,
those appealers who held placards will be interviewed,
then they will be required to register,
and finally escorted back to their home town for detaining.
The appealing materials they submitted will be brought back
by local appealing blocking staff at a cost
of 30,000 RMB for one case.
Li Mingcui says, she does not know why local appealers suffered
an even harder time,
after the arrival of CIG in charge of investigating
the local situation.
Beijing political commentator Mr Hua Po says, CIG’s arrival
at such local places,
its only a game between Central Government
and local government,
it is a tactic used to monitor local governments.
They impose pressure upon the local governments
and hence further intensify the Central
Hua Po: “CIG’s arrival is not to handle the most concerned
and most relevant interest issues of the local people.
They are unable to deal with them.
So they (CIG) have one internal rule:
they don’t receive the cases handed over from the lower levels.
So lower-level people are still unable to make an appeal
of their injustices and their issues,
all of them being unsolvable."
Hua Po says, since the CIG policy was invented 10 years ago,
CIG policy has nourished special interest groups
which makes profits by relying on
CIG’s inspection and monitor.
So to require CIG to investigate the local situation
and supervise local officials as equal,
is like asking a live fierce tiger to give its skin to you.
Interview & Edit/Li Yun Post-Production/Li Yong