New York Times Exposes Alibaba’s Princelings Background
Expected September 19 US-listed Chinese private enterprise,
Ali Baba got much outside attention because of its complex
September 16, the US New York Times in an article exposed
that Ali Baba is close to the Chinese military.
The article entitled “Alibaba’s Link to Elite Military Family Is
Etched in Stone" said that:
the new director Zhang Lianyang is not only a Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) general, but the son of Vice Chairman
of the CCP Central Military Commission Zhang Zhen.
Citic 21CN, which was purchased by Ali Baba is run by Zhang
Lianyang and his wife Chen Xiaoying.
Citic 21CN’s other chairman Wang Jun, is also the son of
Vice chairman of the CCP Central Military Commission
The article said that, Alibaba’s acquisition provides an example of
how the rapid growth of the private sector is also benefiting the
country’s political elite, the so-called princelings officials.
Since Alibaba announced that it would buy a controlling stake in Citic 21CN for about $170 million, the pharmaceutical data company’s stock has risen more than sevenfold.
As a result, Ms. Chen’s shares have soared in value by about $500 million.
US Media: The External People involved in the Zhou Case will
be on Trial in Late September
The State Internet Information Office recently released at a
meeting said that:
the external people involved in the CCP Political Standing
Committee, Zhou Yongkang case will be on trial in late
According to the US Radio Free Asia report on September 16th,
a copy of the State Internet Information Office meeting showed
over 100 extra people will be on trial in the Zhou Yongkang
case, including former PetroChina giant Jiang Jiemin, former
Sichuan Provincial deputy secretary Li Chuncheng.
specially issued four injunctions against mainland
websites from independent reporting by themselves but
to follow the unique requirements.
Hu Jia Called Attention to the Ilham Case
Beijing Uyghur scholar Ilham is accused of secession.
September 17, the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court will sit.
Mainland human rights activist Hu Jia called inside and
international attention to the case.
He said it is the most important political case in China.
September 16, Hu Jia posted on social network twitter, that he
had confirmed by telephone, email and other communication tools
8 diplomats from US, Australia and Western democratic states
will request an audit in Urumqi, Xinjiang on September 17th.