Xi Jinping With Removed Liver Tumor
On September 13, Hong Kong’s China Information Center
for Human Rights and Democracy published news on Vice President Xi Jinping.
It said, Xi has received liver tumor removal surgery
in the People’s Liberation Army Hospital 301 in Beijing.
Thus he didn’t appear in the public arena for a while.
It’s scheduled that Xi will come out in public next week.
Two key meetings are coming soon,
where Xi Jinping is expected to appear.
One is the Politburo meeting, scheduled for next week
by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, which will be presided by General Secretary Hu Jintao.
The official media points out Xi Jinping will present a report
at that meeting, on the readiness for the18th CCP congress.
Another key report will be given by He Guoqiang,
secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
At that meeting it will be decided the date
for the18th National Congress of CCP.
Another opportunity that Xi Jinping will possibly appear at
is the ASEAN Expo on September 21.
The Boxun network quoted “reliable sources” that Xi Jinping
will be at the opening ceremony, and will meet with Burmese leader Wu Dengsheng.
He Guoqiang’ Appearance To Quell Accident Rumors
Another top China’s politician, He Guoqiang, the secretary
of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, appeared on September 12.
He was said to have a car accident the same day as Xi,
as both disappeared at the same time.
CCTV had a three minutes television news on He,
seen by outsides as intended to quell doubts and questions.
After He’s appearance, netizens continued questioning
when will Xi come out?
when will the18th congress start?
will China’s political reform continue?
Li Wangyang’s Close Friends Monitored
Li Wangyang, the leading Chinese democracy activist,
died mysteriously on June 6, drawing worldwide attention.
Yin Zhengan, Li’s childhood acquaintance and a participant
in Damon and Pythias Yinzheng An pro-democracy activities,
was interviewed by Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Daily News.
He said, after the incident of Li Wangyang “suicide,"
he continued to suffer from Shaoyang’s public security.
Under the pressure from public security, his wife promised
to report his daily whereabouts and
attempted to steal his mobile phone cards
to give them to the public security.
In late July, another friend of Li Wangyang, Zhu Chengzhi,
published Li’s hanging pictures,
and was charged with “subversion of state power"
by the communist authorities.
Shortly after that, the public security searched Yin Zhengan’s
teahouse, confiscated his computer and camera,
and took him to the Public Security Bureau for interrogation.
Yin Zhengan recalls the scene in fear: “I was sitting on the
interrogation chair with handcuffs and chains on my legs, I could not move."
Zhu Chengzhi charge of felony is a “warning” to others,
thinks Yin Zhengan.
Li Wangyang’s sister and brother-in-law were threatened
by the authorities,
and were not allowed to ask questions about Li’s death,
and were not interviewed about it too.
Ming Pao also said that not only Li Wangyang’s family
and friends in Shaoyang city have been closely monitored.
Also pro-democracy activists in the mainland,
concerned about Li Wangyang, have been implicated.
Qin Yongmin, Chairman of China Human Rights Watch,
has been detained for several days by the public security.
As to the death of Li Wangyang, Qin Yongmin stated:
“Nobody believes this blind man committed suicide,
in such obvious to the outsiders manner."
Yin Zhengan assures he will not give up pursuing the truth
about Li’s death, adding, “He was a dear friend of mine."