Xi – Eliminating “Evil Members of the Herd”
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping
vowed to “resolutely eliminate evil members of the herd.”
Shortly there-after the CCP Politics and Law Committee
announced ten illegal cases across the police, prosecution, courts
and the justice department systems,
and committed itself to publicize similar information in the future.
Critics say outing a few political and legal system offenders
cannot solve any problem, without a fair justice system.
Six of the 10 cases announced by the CCP’s
Politics and Law Committee were not reported before.
Two of the cases involve the Ministry of Public Security
and the Supreme Court,
other cases involve the Politics and Law Committee
below the provincial level.
The highest level officials involved in these illegal cases are:
the former Secretary-General of the
Supreme Court Advisory Committee Liu Yong,
who was suspected of accepting bribes of over 2 million yuan;
another is former director of the Ministry of Public Security
Identity Card Key Management Center Tong Jianming,
who was suspected of accepting bribes of 2.23 million yuan
and exploiting his position for business backhanders.
Professor of Law at Southeast University in Nanjing City
Zhang Zanning pointed out
the Politics and Law system broke the protocol for announcing
internal illegal cases to the public in order to restore the
shattered credibility of the Politics and Law system.
But he thinks that merely arresting several offenders
cannot solve the problem without a fair justice system.
Zhang Zanning: “It published several bad cases on one hand;
on the other hand it is making more injustice and unfair cases.
So I think it is useless without fundamental institutional change.
Without an independent judicial system,publication of
several cases is of no use."
Recently “New Citizen Movement" advocates
Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi and others were unfairly sentenced.
Human rights defender Xue Fushun from Qufu City,
Shandong Province “was suicided."
The outside world thinks these are typical injustices
made by the Politics and Law system.
Commentators criticize the CCP’s recent behavior of
“rule of terror" instead of “rule by law."
In the first half of January Xi Jinping claimed to
“resolutely eliminate evil members of the heard"
during the CCP Politics and Law meetings.
On January 29 Politics and Law Committee
party secretary, Meng Jianzhu published a long article
annotating Xi Jinping’s speech to show support for Xi.
On the same day prosecutor Li Zhong from Zhejiang
Province also warned that the rule of law should be
based on trial and that China cannot be a “police state,"
aiming at the expanding and dangerous power
of the Politics and Law Committee.
China’s senior legal experts Zhao Yuanming pointed out that
the CCP’s Politics and Law Committee former secretary
Zhou Yongkang’s violent maintenance of stability
during the past decade has led to anger among the people.
Today the Politics and Law Committee chose to announce
to the public its inside cases showing the determination of
Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang to solve the Zhou Yongkang case.
China’s senior legal expert Zhao Yuanming:
“Arresting his supporters and announcing their crimes
is to gradually push the Zhou Yongkang case to the front.
Zhou Yongkang’s case is not just corruption.
He attempted to overthrow Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang’s regime
In the past two months foreign media have frequently released
information that the CCP would announce Zhou Yongkang
Group’s corruption case,
but there hasn’t been any news.
On February 12, China Liaoang magazine stated that
the Zhou Yongkang Group involves four problems.
First, serious anti-party behavior.
Second, serious breach of party discipline and long-term
monitoring of CCP senior officials and their relatives;
Third, direct involvement in Bo Xilai’s,"Smash the Black and
Sing the Red” movement and trying to cover up the truth after
the “Chongqing Incident.”
Fourth, severe corruption, buying and selling of official
positions,and collective promiscuous activities.
According to insiders, 381 officials were being investigated
before the Chinese New Year in the Zhou Yongkang case.
It is estimated that at least 10 percent of high-level officials
in the Politics And Law system were involved.
If an in-depth investigation continued,
a large number of officials in the system would be exposed.
It would lead to a big quake of the authorities.
However, Zhang Zanning believes that even if the CCP authorities
arrested all officials with issues,
it cannot eliminate the root of corruption and its negative effects
without an independent judiciary system and democratic constitution.
Interview & Edit/LiYun Post-Production/ZhouTian