Gu Feng Jie and Wang Lijun Corruption Cases Linked?
Former deputy Mayor and head of the Public Security Bureau
of Tieling City, Liaoning Province,
Gu Feng Jie, was sentenced to 12 years in prison
for corruption and bribery, said a recent Internet rumor.
Gu Fengjie’s case is said to be related to Wang Lijun’s.
Gu and Wang had held the posts of Tielig City Deputy Mayor
and head of the Public Security Bureau one after another,
and both were involved in corruption and triad-related issues
at the same time; causing many doubts.
The “Wang Lijun Incident” continues to heat up online.
Deputy Mayor and head of Public Security Bureau of Tieling,
Gu Feng Jie, was sacked because of Wang Lijun, says rumors.
Since May 2011, Gu Feng Jie had not been in any activities.
The Liaoning Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial
Commission Discipline Inspection “double designated” Gu.
However, the Tieling City Public Security Bureau newsroom
and the City Information Office staff did not provide
any specific reason for his “double designation."
On January 31, 2012, it was spread online that
the Shenyang City Yuhong District Court had sentenced
Gu Feng Jie to 12-years in prison for “accepting bribes”
and “large amounts of unidentified property.”
China’s media received confirmation from the Tieling City
news office, yet Tieling’s Public Security Bureau said
it did not have any information about Gu Fengjie’s sentence,
saying Gu’s case had entered the judicial process.
Is Gu Fengjie’s case really related Wang Lijun?
Former Xinhua News Agency reporter, Gao Yu, from Beijing
says, Gu Feng Jie and Wang Lijun must know each other,
as they served as deputy mayor and as the head of
Tieling City’s Public Security Bureau one after the other.
Gao Yu says both must be involved in corruption issues.
Gao Yu: “His (Gu Feng Jie’s) case has not been reported.
Wang Lijun’s case has not ended, so Gu’s case has not ended.
It must be related to the issues that were revealed, such as
Wang Lijun’s corruption and around the underground society.”
New York Times researcher Zhao Yan expressed that Wang
is a character for the news.
Wang was on a fast-track for promotion
after arriving in Chong Qing City.
When compared with other Public Security Bureau leaders,
Wang has been harder to dismiss.
Zhao Yan thinks that a process of power struggle was involved
in Gu Fengjie’s “double designation”.
Zhao Yan: “He (Bo Xilai) did so many things in Chongqing;
To ‘Suppress the Underground’ and ‘Suppress blindly’.”
He (Bo Xilai) had offended many people, doing these things.
The political forces of those groups are fighting him.
May 2003—Gu Fengjie took Wang Lijun’s post in Tieling, as
Wang moved to Chongqing, as Public Security Bureau head.
Wang was elected Deputy Mayor of Chongqing
on May 27, 2011.
February 2012—Chongqing City Party Committee decided
Wang is no longer the head and the party secretary
of the Chongqing Public Security Bureau, but will be
in charge of science and education as a deputy mayor.
NTD reporters Dai Jing, Li Ting and Xiao Yu