Corruption At Vice Secretary Level?
In September the Mingjing Monthly published an article
by Chinese renowned scholar Xin Ziling,
disclosing the former CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party)
Vice Secretary General Zeng Qinghong announcement
to “end" the relationship with his son Zeng Wei
and daughter-in-law Jiang Mei, due to pressure.
Xin said, it was verified that the buyer of
Australian estate “Craig-Y-Mor," Zeng Wei is Zeng’s son,
and that his view and apology to Zeng was misinterpreted
by Beijing Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection.
The article states that when CCP’ Politburo heard last year
of Zeng Wei’s Australian estate purchase and immigration,
it was like a bomb went off, a group of CCP veteran and
Politburo members demanded Zeng to explain
at the Beidaihe meeting his son’s secret immigration intention,
denouncing it as “too shameful" after foreign media exposure.
They also required Zeng to disclose its sources of funding
and questioned him if he had transferred the funds secretly.
Earlier, media reported that when faced with questions,
Zeng shouted he didn’t know what his son did,
and that he cannot control his son.
However, Xin Ziling disclosed in an article,
that recently Zeng announced
his “ending" the relationship with his son
and daughter-in-law, due to pressure.
Xin Ziling criticized Zeng Wei’s Australian estate purchase
and immigration on Ministry of Science veterans’ forum
on February 10, 2011. He questioned: “Today’s CCP leaders’
families bypassed the deeds of KMT on economic status,
the quantity of their predatory wealth far exceeded KMT’s,
yet they still claim people are the owners,
how long can this lie last for?"
A month later, Xin disappeared, his article was removed,
and he hasn’t been seen on any forum since.
Writer Tie Liu said, after the forum a committee of CCP’s
Beijing Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection,
Zhang Tongsheng, and the deputy director of the political
Dept. of National Defense University talked to Xin,
believing he was misguided by foreign media, mistaking
another real estate developer with the same name Zeng Wei,
for Zeng Qinghong’s son. They asked him to write
a public statement and placed him under surveillance.
Tie Liu: “For three to six months he was not allowed
to go out, write articles or attend meetings.
After that, he was under house arrest."
Xin explained in his article that in fact there are two people
named Zeng Wei and involved in major economic crimes.
One is the buyer of AUD$32.4 million Australian estate
“Craig-Y-Mor," the other is a real estate developer
for Beijing’s “Palm Springs International Apartments,"
who was wanted in Hong Kong.
Xin said, many of the world media confused the two
Zeng Wei. “Now, with the help of friends,
I finally made things clear: I verified that Zeng Wei
of “Craig-Y-Mor" is the son of Zeng Qinghong."
Therefore, his review published in Hong Kong’s “Big Event"
magazine was invalid, but what he said on the forum was true.
Xin also disclosed that Zeng Wei acquired Shandong’s
largest state-owned enterprises “Luneng Group"
for the low price of RMB3.73 billion
through secret operations.
Total “Luneng Group" assets amount to RMB73.805 billion,
resulting in more than RMB700 billion loss of state assets.
Since Xin’s article was published,
the internet has been full of criticism.
Netizens wrote, Zeng Qinghong uses power to transfer state
money to his son. By ending the relationship with his son,
is he attempting to run away from responsibility? Wouldn’t
their family enjoy this wealth generation after generation?
Other netizens said, “CCP’s corruption has risen to the level
of Vice Secretary General, the CCP has sunk into mud,
no wonder that the more anti-corruption measures they take,
the more the corruption grows."
NTD reporters Liu Hui, Li Mingfei and Ge Lei.