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Su Rong Expected to Be Seriously Punished in the Wake of
Severe Wording on His Double Expulsion
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)
published a notice on Feb. 16 to the effect that Su Rong,
former vice – president of Chinese People’s Political Consultative
Conference (CPPCC) was expelled from the party and political post.
The notice includes some rare criticisms of Su Rong’s illegal
deeds, and the wording was very severe.
Critics speculated that Su Rong is likely to be sentenced heavily,
and the corruption group may be exposed.
Due to Su Rong’s genocidal persecution against Falun Gong,
he is under investigation by international organizations.
In the run-up to the lunar New Year, the CCDI published
a notice that Su Rong, due to serious violation of laws,
was expelled from the CCP and dismissed from public office.
The notice accused Su Rong of “violating organizational and
personnel disciplines, personally changing the organization’s
decisions arbitrarily," “being responsible for the serious
corruption problems in Jiangxi Province," “wantonly selling
official positions," and “conniving with his relatives’ abuse of
power to interfere with domestic affairs."
It also said Su Rong will be referred to the judicial department.
Veteran journalist in China, Shi Feike, published an article
on the QQ.com, pointing out that there are three rarely seen
points in this notice.
For one thing, it specifically pointed out that Su Rong
“personally changed the organization’s decisions arbitrarily,"
which was something rarely seen; secondly, directly linking
the responsibility for the corruption problems in a province
to a party secretary with the excuse of leaders’ primary
responsibility, which was rarely seen in the past;
thirdly, “abusing power to interfere with domestic affairs,"
which is wording with very traditional connotations,
appeared in the CCDI for the first time.
The accusations against former Chongqing Party Secretary
Bo Xilai also included these three areas.
But in comparison with Bo’s case, the wording in the notice
publicizing Su Rong’s “double expulsion" is more severe.
At that time, though Bo Xilai, without the consent from the
Ministry of Public Security, dismissed Wang Lijun’s position
of Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau Chief.
It was also a kind of “personally changing the organization’s
decisions arbitrarily," but it wasn’t mentioned in his “double
Secondly, it didn’t accredit the serious corruption problems
in Chongqing to Bo Xilai’s “main responsibility of leadership."
Thirdly, though it mentioned that “Gu Kailai used his position
to influence others to gain profit," it wasn’t defined as “abusing
power to interfere with domestic affairs," and it didn’t have
the wording of “very serious situation that has very bad influences."
Commentator Xing Tianxing: “On one hand, it revealed that
Su Rong will certainly be sentenced heavily.
Secondly, they used the relatively rarely seen wording
of the three charges as a deterrent to other corrupt officials.
In the meantime, for cases that are subject to heavier
punishment but have yet be sentenced,
it should be a foreshadowing."
The investigation against Su Rong last June has ushered in a
series of corruption cases among officials in Jiangxi Province.
In this notice, it also repeatedly referred to him as “violating
personnel discipline," “wantonly selling official positions"
and “setting a bad example for cadres."
Xing Tianxing said that making an example of Su Rong
can expose the corruption of the group as a whole.
Xing Tianxing: “In terms of Su Rong, he has committed
these three wrongdoings.
Then those officials who had promoted him are likely to be
in the same category.
By doing so, it can find a large number of corrupt officials
who have yet to be identified."
Xing Tianxing pointed out that if the authorities follow
what they have claimed to do, and carry out the “anti-corruption"
campaign continuously, then a large number of corrupt officials
promoted during Jiang Zemin’s tenure are subjected
to a “big replacement".
However, the core evil of the officials in the Jiang faction, that is,
the persecution of Falun Gong group, is still being covered up.
As a Jiang Zemin follower, Su Rong’s genocidal persecution
of Falun Gong group was targeted by the New York-based
World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong
(WOIPFG) last year.
And the case has been under investigation.
According WOIPFG, during his tenure as deputy committee
secretary of Jilin Province from 1998 to 2001,
Su Rong also concurrently served as director of the “Provincial
Leading Committee for Dealing with Falun Gong Issues."
During his tenure, at least 23 Falun Gong practitioners were
tortured to death in Jilin Province.
It is the country’s second most serious province in terms of
death toll due to persecution.
After that, Su Rong also served as party secretaries of Qinghai,
Gansu and Jiangxi Provinces.
In these provinces, Falun Gong practitioners have suffered
severe persecution. WOIPFG pointed out that Su Rong has been
suspected of committing genocide, crimes of cruel torture
and crimes against humanity.
Chinese social issue researcher Zhang Jian: “I think if an official
in Chinese regime’s system, instead of acting according to his
own conscience, uses this kind of evil and inhuman approach
to persecute a cultivation group practicing Truthfulness,
Compassion and Tolerance, is unpardonable,
either from the perspectives of national laws or humanity."
In addition to Su Rong, the CCDI also published a notice
involving several other officials subjected to “double expulsions"
on Feb. 17, including Zhu Mingguo, former chairman
of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s
Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Zhu was also targeted by WOIPFG, as he is suspected, during his
tenure as Chongqing Municipal Committee Secretary from 2002
to 2006, of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in Chongqing.
Interview/ChenHan Edit/ShangYan Post-Production/Chen Jianming