採訪/陳漢 編輯/黃億美 後製/郭敬
Chinese trading Official Positions Prevailing; Price List Exposed
Is an officer’s duty to serve the people or serve RMB?
Chinese mainland official corruption is becoming serious.
Liu Zhuozhi, former vice chairman, Inner Mongolia
was sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery of
more than 8.1 million yuan in selling positions.
Following the case development, his price list surfaced.
Critics point out as the number of corrupt officials is growing,
as well as the corruption index in China.
On July 2, Liu Takashi was sentenced to life imprisonment
by the Beijing Intermediate People’s Court for bribery.
The data shows that between 2002 and 2010, Liu Takashi used
his positions as director of grassland Union, secretary of CCP
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Ximeng Union, and
vice-chairman of the People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,
to facilitate his individual interests and to seek the approval
of mining rights, businesses, job promotions, job adjustments, and job transfers.
He illegally accepted 86 bribes involving more than
8.1 million yuan (US $1.27 million).
According to reports, it is an open secret in Ximeng that
Liu Takashi took money in exchange for positions and projects.
More than ten directors of commission, office, and bureau
in Ximeng were bought with money.
In Xilinhot City, Jia Chenglin, the director of the Urban
and Rural Planning Department Design Studio,
was promoted to director of Urban and
Rural Planning Bureau for 650,000 yuan.
Niu Zhimei was promoted Xilinhot party secretary
for 640,000 yuan.
Original editor of Hebei People’s Radio, Zhu Xinxin: “In fact,
underground official title prices of the so-called buying and selling had already existed.
The exposure, however, completely reveals the unspoken rules
of this world, and fully explains the urgency of political reform in China."
Zhu Xinxin believes that if the Government does not eradicate
this corrupt system of using supporters only,
not selecting officials through the rule of law and democratic procedures,
the buying and selling positions will become more serious.
Zhu Xinxin: “This officialdom is completely relying
on the so-called CCP Organization to select cadres,
completely falling into the vicious cycle of
Selecting officials using money will certainly be
a deeper step in the morass of corruption,"
In fact, China has many well-known
“official titles wholesalers,”
such as Wang Hulin, former governor and chairman
of Changzhi Municipal Committee of Shanxi Province, who sold over 430 titles.
In 2001, Wang was sentenced to 8 years on charges of a huge
sum of property from unidentified sources, accepting bribes, and dereliction of duty.
Ma De, former Suihua City, party secretary of Suihua City,
Heilongjiang Province, sold more than 260 official titles,
from mayor (mayor), town committee secretaries
of the county, the county party secretary,
to positions directly under the city authority.
All positions are clearly priced.
Thus, it turned the municipal compound
into an “official titles wholesale center.”
In addition, Zhang Gaiping, party secretary of Shangzhou City,
Shaanxi Province is called the “official title selling secretary.”
He sold 27 official titles in 5 years, involving all departments.
He admitted, “If I do not speak, no one can be promoted.”
Chen Zhaofeng, former county party secretary of Dingyuan,
Anhui Province was nicknamed “10 million Chen.”
He sold 110 official titles.
Shenzhen independent writer Zhu Jianguo: “As more and more
information becomes available, we are gradually waking up.
Originally, we regarded the CCP as a new type of modern
revolutionary party, and now we see,
it is actually the same as the previous feudal dynasties in essence,
it is an era of Qin Shi Huang (the 1st Emperor of Qin).
Therefore, the history of China has not progressed,
it has regressed."
Zhu Jianguo said that this phenomenon indicates the CCP
is not a social nationalism as they claimed.
In actuality, it is more like a feudal dynasty.
Buying and selling, the vicious cycle of corruption,
results in people’s distrust in the government, and thus,
there will be a phenomenon of a changing dynasty
similar to what took place in Chinese history.