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Hainan Provincial Governor Purged – Warning for Jiang Zemin?
On July 8, Tan Li, deputy governor of Hainan Province
was reportedly under investigation.
Following former Hainan governor, Ji Wenlin, Tan was
the second ministerial level officials being purged this year.
Tan was another removed official with a Sichuan background.
Analysts say that the regime has tightened the investigation
into Zhou Yongkang, former Politburo Standing Committee.
The ultimate target is aimed at Jiang Zemin, former
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader.
Tan Li is age 59, a Chongqing native.
He was a former Minister of Municipal Committee and
Propaganda Department in Chengdu City, Sichuan.
He also served as Party Secretary in Guang’an City and
Mianyang City, Sichuan. He had worked in Sichuan for more
than 30 years.
During his term in Mianyang, Tan accompanied central
leaders to visit Wenchuan earthquake disaster areas.
Because on one photo, his face was in full smile,
he was called “Tan Xiaoxiao” (Smiling Tan).
In March 2009, Tan Li served as Minister of Hainan
Provincial Municipal Committee and Propaganda Department.
In January 2010, he was promoted as vice governor in Hainan.
The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of
Falun Gong reported that:
during Tan’s term in Guang’an and Mianyan, many Falun Dafa
practitioners were illegally detained and sent to labor camps,
some had been persecuted to death.
Xing Tianxing, current affairs commentator: “During Zhou
Yongkang’s tenure in Sichuan, Tan Li was propaganda minister.
That was the first few years of Jiang Zeming’s persecution
of Falun Gong.
Zhou was promoted for his evil achievements of persecution.
As a local propaganda minister, Tan also put lots of
efforts into helping Zhou’s persecution.
Tan threw his life into doing so, thus he saw the chance to be
promoted and played an important role.”
The state-run media reported that Tan Li has close ties with
Li Chuncheng, former vice secretary and Li Chongxi,
former chairman of Sichuan Committee of Political
Three of them are close to Zhou Yongkang.
In early February, when Zhou Yongkang’s former secretary
Ji Wenlin was placed under investigation,
Radio France Internationale cited a source that Tan has been
forbidden to leave the country due to his involvement in the
Ji Wenlin and the Zhou Yongkang cases.
Sources say that Tan was one of Sichuan tycoon Liu Han’s friend.
In 2005, not long after Tan took his post in Mianyang,
Liu’s groups started bribing Tan.
Hua Po, Beijing’s current affairs observer: “Main media
have revealed clearly that Tan has linkes with Liu Han
and Li Chuncheng.
He was just a minion of Zhou’s faction.
Thus the state-run media didn’t care to expose him,
in order to continue to “dig out” Zhou Yongkang.
Media has said that after Tan took his post in Hainan,
someone praised him a lot.
Who was someone, what was the interest connection?
To dig out Tan aim at the ‘big Tiger’ behind.”
In April, overseas Chinese media said that Tan not only
sold himself to Zhou,
he also used Mianyang Science Technology funds invested in
current member of Politburo Standing Committee Liu Yunshan’s
son, Liu Lefei.
Then Liu Lefei transferred the funds to Jiang Zemin’s grandson,
Xing Tianxing: “Jiang Zemin’s grandson and Tan have interest
links including Liu Yunshan.
Tan’s dismissal actually aims at conducting Zhou Yongkang.
Now the CCP is tightening Zhou’s case.In order to keep his own
life, Zhou would confess all the details of the coup plotters.
Many of his moves in the past were actually ordered by
Ye Du, China-based independent writer told Radio Free Asia
that if provincial and ministerial level officials were purged,
there would be a power struggle left behind.
Xing Tianxing: “They felt that directly removing
Zhou Yongkang would be difficult.
So, the purpose of removing his allies and the corrupt officials
around him including officials who have been involved in the coup,
is to collect enough evidence.
Only then, can the current leaders, who are fighting corruption,
In the future, Jiang’s faction won’t come back to
pose a threat to the current leaders.”
So far, several Jiang faction senior officials including
Xu Caihou have been expelled from CCP.
On July 2, CCP-run media published an article about
charges against former president of France.
It said that the regime should have the solid courage,
to investigate the “big Tiger” like former president
Xia Xiaoqiang, current affairs commentator says in his blog,
that the current leader Xi Jinping has already aimed his target at
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