French Architect Implicated in Bo Xilai Case Left for China
French architect Patrick Devillers,
implicated in the Bo Xilai case,
was promised legal immunity and other guarantees
by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities.
On July 17, Devillers reportedly left Cambodia for China to
help its investigation into Bo and his wife Gu Kailai.
The Cambodian National Police Deputy Chief told the AFP that
Devillers, detained in mid-June, was released this Monday,
and flew to China on a Shanghai-bound flight on Tuesday.
The Cambodian police’s arrest and release of Devillers were
all done at the request of the CCP regime,
according to a Radio France Internationale news report.
Patrick Devillers, 52, reportedly had close ties to Gu Kailai,
and both had business collaborations.
China is now conducting probes in whether Devillers helped
Gu in buying properties and laundering money overseas.
After Devillers was detained in the Cambodia,
the Beijing regime requested his extradition to China.
“New Political Star"Surfaced in CCP’s Leadership Reshuffle
As the CCP’s 18th Congress nears, varied versions of rumors
have flown around about the CCP’s new leadership team.
A few days ago, media reported that a “refreshing" team of
CCP leaders would be generated at the party congress.
On July 18, Reuters quoted sources as saying that
Li Zhanshu, former CCP chief of Guizhou Province,
is very likely to fill an important post.
“Li Zhanshu is a new political star," said the informed source.
According to the BBC’s Chinese version,
two unnamed sources told Reuters reporters that
61-year-old Li Zhanshu is a hot candidate for General Office
of the CCP Central Committee.
Li was said to be closely linked to Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping,
deemed acceptable by both factions of Hu and of Xi.
Another source revealed that Li Zhanshu may be named as
the CCP’s Organization Minister,
in charge of the Party cadres’political careers.
CCP’s Blacklist: A Buying Guide in Hong Kong Book Fair
The 23rd Hong Kong Book Fair opened its doors on July 18,
with 2,000 book stalls set up by 530+ publishers from 20+ countries.
The organizers expected to beat last year’s attendance of
As many as 350 cultural events are scheduled to be launched
during the period of the fair.
The books banned in mainland China are the true spotlight
attracting a great many mainland tourists.
Publishers expect the books banned in China
and books on political-satire to be the top sellers.
A list of banned book authors in China has recently circulated
the internet. Reportedly it may serve as a Book-Buying Guide in the fair.
This “Anti-Porn & Vice Blacklist" prepared by the CCP authorities,
ranked dozens of"sensitive"individuals and publishers.
The name list includes Zeng Jinyan, Yang Jianli, Xu Youyu,
Han Dongfang, and Wang Dan among others.
Most of the banned publishers are from Hong Kong.
The banned books cover “Save For the Future"-Volume II
by Beijing artist Yang Weidong;
“Deity Ai: A Biography about Ai Weiwei" by Du Bin;
“15 Lectures on the History of the People’s Republic of China" by Wang Dan, and more.
The Blacklist was reported to be issued by the regime prior to
this June 4th, and is being continuously updated.