Hong Kong Media: Anti-corruption Targets Zeng Qinghong from the “Petro Gang"
Recently, Mainland China continuously released
information of the investigation of several current or
former executives of “Petro China",
which have generated widespread concerns.
People believe this anti-corruption investigation targeted the
“Petro Gang" and behind-the-scene leader Zeng Qinghong.
Hong Kong reported the so-called “Petro Gang"
means the political force formed of the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP) senior officials who worked with the Mainland petroleum industry.
The former CCP Vice President Zeng Qinghong
is considered the leader behind the “Petro Gang".
Zeng worked for many years in the petro industry; after a
meteoric rise, reached the Politburo Standing Committee.
During his tenure, he promoted a large number of officials
who worked with the petro industry which pushed the political force of the “Petro Gang" to its peak.
The report says that as well as Zeng, Zhou Yongkang
former CCP Politburo Standing Committee member and
the current Standing Committee member Zhang Gaoli
have both worked with the petro industry for many years.
From here we can see the interests of “Petro Gang"
in the CCP Central Committee.
Jiang Jiemin, Director of the State-owned Assets
Supervision and Administration Commission,
who is currently under investigation, also served as chairman
of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).
Jiang Jiemin is regarded as one of the new stars of the
His recent promotions were assisted by Zeng Qinghong
and Zhou Yongkang.
Bo Reached Three Pre-Trial Agreements with Beijing
Since Bo’s trial ended, the public debate of his case continues.
Bo’s performance at the trial has had endless speculation if
it is performed according the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
pre-determined script or performed and written to Bo’s script.
The latest magazine exclusive report said,
before Bo’s trial started, Bo has already reached
three agreements with Beijing.
According to informed sources,
the pre-trial agreements include;
Bo promises not to mention the political frame-up, not to
disclose state secrets, not to mention other CCP leader names.
The CCP firstly promises a public hearing, family members
Attending, an adequate defense and only three crimes listed.
Secondly, Wang Qishan serves as the special investigating
team leader of Bo’s case.
Thirdly, the special investigating team represents the CCP
central and guarantees that Bo will not get the death penalty.
This informed source also said that initially Bo did not
compromise, insisting on meeting Xi Jinping personally.
He asked Xi to promise face to face.
Xi did not agree to meet Bo
but he signed to guarantee that Bo will not
be sentenced to the death penalty.