旅美中国社会问题研究人士张健：“根本无需要这样大张旗鼓的去搞所谓的反间谍， 现在中共的官员他当务之急是人人自保，如何确立在这场政治风暴当中能立于安身不败之地， 所以他们 用这种方式来表达出来的东西，其实跟做这个事情应该是没有关系，都是明哲保身这样一个态度吧。”
美国纽约城市大学政治学教授夏明：“令计划在被完全拉下马之前，已经疯传他有各种问题了，结果他在《求是》杂志上发了一篇长篇的专论，给习近平说了很多赞美的话，当时人们就认为令计划已经平安着陆了， 之后一个月不到，令计划受到双规，后来被司法处理。 所以邱进发一篇文章，并不能说明他真正的会有平安着陆的定论。”
张健：“是有这样一个辟谣的作用，证明邱进这个本人目前还没有事，外界谣传的不是真实的，但是 高官想要辟谣的话，人民日报或者新华日报 整个的报纸每天登辟谣的都登不过来，那么为什么邱进可以登，李进就不可以登，王进不可以登，足以证明这个人 后台和中宣部门的后台还是有直接的关系的。”
采访/朱智善 编辑/陈洁 后制/萧宇
Chinese Regime’s Media Refutes Rumour Surrounding
Deputy Minister Of National Security Qiu Jin
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media recently published an
article written by the Deputy Minister of
National Security Qiu Jin.
As stated previously, there were rampant rumours that Qiu Jin
has met with trouble, some foreign media believed that the
publication of this article was intended to
dispel these rumours.
However, according to analysis, Qiu Jin is closely linked to
Zhou Yongkang, the former secretary of Central Politics
and Law Commission.
Therefore, following the example of Ling Jihua, the former
minister of CCP United Front Work Department who was
recently brought down, Qiu Jin may not be safe.
On Feb. 12, on page 14 of the CCP paper “People’s Daily",
was a half-page article regarding the “Espionage Act"
written by Deputy Minister of National Security Qiu Jin.
The article claimed that foreign espionage and intelligence
agencies pose a serious threat to the security and interests
of the Communist regime and it called for public support and
cooperation with counterintelligence work.
The article also mentioned that the “Espionage Act" was
formally promulgated by the President, Xi Jinping
on Nov. 1 of last year.
It is the first specialized legislation that safeguards
national security and also the first legislation that
strengthens and standardizes counter intelligence measures.
One must therefore properly study and implement
this important law.
American resident, Chinese social problem researcher
Zhangjiang believes that this article was written to display
loyalty to Xi Jinping.
Zhangjian: There is really no need to create so much hype
around the so called “Espionage Act".
Nowadays, the CCP officials’ first priority is
self-preservation, on ensuring that they will not be caught in
the political storm.
Therefore, what they are truly trying to express actually
has nothing to do with this.
They are just trying to preserve themselves.
Professor of political science at City University of New York,
Xiaming: Before Ling Jihua was completely toppled, there
were already piles of rumours circulating around that he
had various problems.
Therefore, he published a long monograph in Qiushi
magazine that canonized Xi Jinping.
At that time, everyone thought he was safe.
But it wasn’t even a month before Ling Jihua was detained
and interrogated and subsequently brought to court.
Therefore just because Qiu Jin published an article does not
mean that he is safe.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Chinese network said
that the purpose of this article by People’s Daily
was to “dispel rumours".
Prior to this, there are very few high ranking officials from
the National Security department who publish articles
or attend public activities.
Zhangjian: It dispels rumours and shows that Qiu Jin is still
alright as of now.
The external rumours are not true.
But if all the high officials want to refute rumours, there
will not be enough editorial space even if People’s Daily and
Xinhua Daily were to devote their entire papers every day.
But why can only Qiu Jin publish, but Li Jin and
Wang Jin cannot?
This shows that this person has direct connections
with the Propaganda department.
In mid January, there were foreign Chinese media that quoted
sources from the Beijing political circle that Qiu Jin was
brought away by the Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection on Jan. 16.
The report also mentioned that the CCDI has already
inspected Qiu Jin for a long time.
As a core member of the Zhou Yongkang, Ling Jihua interest
group, Qiu Jin’s arrest is a matter of time.
Qiu Jin, who is 60 years old this year, gained renown during
the “Wang Lijun" incident that occurred in February 2012.
In that incident, former Chongqing Municipal Public Security
Bureau Chief Wang Lijun slipped into the US Consulate in
Chengdu where he stayed for one day before being brought back
to Beijing for investigation by Qiu Jin.
“Der Post" once revealed that when Qiu Jin went to see
Wang Lijun, he brought a secret letter from Zhou Yongkang,
then secretary of the Central Politics and Law Commission.
In it Wang Lijun was promised that his official rank would not
be affected, he would not be subject to legal action, and that
he still had a career in politics.
Xia Ming: Qiu Jin could persuade Wang Lijun and bring him
back to Beijing because Qiu Jin is someone whose words
carry weight in front of Zhou Yongkang.
When Zhou Yongkang encountered such a big problem,
he will of course send his most trusted aid to resolve it.
Therefore, if Qiu Jin gets into trouble, there will not be too
great a consequence.
The professor of political science also said that the National
Security Department of the CCP was deeply embroiled in a
power struggle within the high ranks of the CCP.
Xiaming: The National Security is embroiled in many
struggles between the high ranking leaders within the CCP.
During the era of Zhou Yongkang, people like Wang Lijun
frequently use all sorts of listening, tracking devices and
other irregular techniques to spy or to bring down
high ranking leaders.
They also assist various forces from overseas.
Therefore, one can say that the National Security is deeply
involved in this power struggle.
On Jan. 16, the website of the CCDI’s supervisory department
released news that the Vice Minister of CCP State Security
Department Ma Jian was alleged to have seriously violated
the law and is currently undergoing investigation.
Analysis pointed out that Ma Jian’s fall gave Xi Jinping the
information to take complete control over the
national security system.
Interview/Zhu Zhishan Edit/ChenJie Post-Production/XiaoYan