採訪/陳漢 編輯/李明飛 後製/蕭宇
Hong Kong Media: CCP Central Inspection Teams Conclude Investigations
The Eigth Inspection Team of the Chinese Communist
Party has recently concluded its work in Jiangxi Province.
It is reported that local officials are involved in corruption.
Hong Kong media have criticized that the effectiveness
of the inspection team effect is minimal due to cover ups.
The inspection is considered as merely
a formality at the cost of freedom of press.
Since May this year, the Central Committee of the Chinese
Communist regime organized ten central inspection teams.
They conducted inspections of local governments.
Wang Hongju, leader of the Eigth Inspection Team
reported results in Jiangxi Province on September 18.
This is the first report since the ten
central inspection teams were organized.
The Eigth Inspection Teams started by
recognizing the work and progress in Jiangxi.
Wang Hongju then listed cadres and families who
intervened in construction projects for personal gains.
They also listed bribery, and organizational
problems, such as promotion during absence.
Human Rights Campaign in China blog
organizer Hu Jun believes the inspection
teams are a part of the corrupt CCP.
They will only collect assets from
locals, and will not correct corruption.
Hu Jun, Human Rights Campaign in China:
“When people are able to freely express themselves
on the internet and reveal the truth about corruption,
then there will be no place for it to hide.
The authoritarian regime will fall apart, and
is the best weapon to clean up corruption.”
So far, Xu Runlong, Deputy Director of Jiangxi Province
Department Transportation, is the only official that has
been sacked because of the work of the inspection teams.
Hong Kong based Oriental Daily reported that
more than 90% of Chinese officials are corrupt.
The one sacked official indicates poor work, and
clearly dereliction of the central inspection teams.
Corruption is widely known to exist in
the government, judiciary and real estate.
Through three months of work, the
inspection team only raised minor issues.
It is obviously a cover up associated with political interests.
Zhu Xinxin, former editor, Hebei Radio:
“They all share a common interest.
Being part of the group holding power,
they exist only to split their interests.
There is no true supervision.”
While the central inspection teams are conducting
anti-corruption investigations, many activists are
arrested on charges of “suspicion of disturbing
public order”, “disinformation” and “defamation.”
In fact, they are suppressed because of
their request to reveal officials’ property.
They are to realize political and social reforms.
Voice of America (VOA) bluntly indicates that
this is an absurd and terrifying black humor.
Mr. Zhang: “There have been so many online
exposures of corruption revealing real names.
The CCP has done nothing but delete the
posts, and arrest the person who wrote it.
There will never be true anti-corruption,
and anti-corruption is only for show.
It is essentially a power struggle within the CCP.”
According to Oriental Daily, the majority of inspection team
members are retired provincial and ministerial level officials.
They were also not free of corruption during their post.
It is a joke to have these big rats catch the smaller rats.
What is urgently needed is to reveal officials’ property,
allow the public to supervise, and lock power in a box.
Mr. Zhang: “Every Communist official is corrupt.
It will not solve the problem to conduct
anti-corruption from within the regime itself.
Only press freedom will correct
corruption, and allow people to speak.
We need to return rights to the people for whom
their eyes see clearly the corruption of officials.”
According to CCP media, the other nine inspection
teams are also concluding their investigations.
The results will be announced shortly.
Interview Chan Han Edit Li Mingfei Post-production