Two CCP Congresses Approach: Waves of Appeals Arising
As the two CCP congresses approach, all kinds of
reasoning and appeals have emerged on the internet.
Some citizens demand that the nine members of the
Standing Committee should publicize their properties.
Since petitioners from Fujian were put into “black jails”,
they have been seeking help from Hong Kong deputies.
The rental property owners plan to seek help from the UN,
and are appealing in Beijing during the two congresses.
The two annual CCP congresses are being held
on March 3rd 2012.
The five year CCP power handover will also take place this
year, so there are countless appeals from Chinese citizens.
On Feb. 24, more than 100 citizens strongly urged the two
congresses about publicizing properties of officials.
They also requested that the Standing Committee and
Xi Jinping set an example by publicizing their properties first. The new Standing Committee should then follow suit.
Tang Jingling, founder of “Non-Cooperation Movement
of Citizens”, said in today‘s China, officials are very corrupt.
The rich and the poor are polarized. All kind of injustices take place.
Numerous petitioners can’t find a way to redress their injustices.
Tang Jingling: “The corruption of China is this severe.
“Sunshine laws” have existed for this many years but can‘t be applied.
Some people first made a voice and then many people
from internet responded to promote them. Eventually it will help apply them.
When we see the right of other citizens is endangered, but
we keep silent, the next sacrifice will be ourselves.”
On Feb. 23, more than 100 petitioners from Fuzhou City,
Fujian Province wrote a letter to 36 congress deputies in Hong Kong asking for help.
The petitioners can’t endure the suffering from “black jails”
and have “no way to redress their injustices”.
Li Kuichun, a Fuzhou City citizen, said almost all petitioners
of Fujian Province have either been sentenced to forced labor or put into jail.
Even now some petitioners are still jailed. That‘s why
they seek help from the congress deputies from Hong Kong.
Li Kuichun: “When we appeal to the higher authorities
for help from the Appeals Office of the city,
the province or even the country, they always delegate
the problem to the local area.
However, it was the local officials who committed
the forced demolition and relocation.
How can we expect them to solve the problems?
Some ten year old cases still haven’t been solved.
The issues of the whole Fuzhou city are still outstanding.
When we go to appeal to the higher authorities for help,
we are blocked on our way. And then we will be detained and jailed.
There are still plenty petitioners in jail now.
Some of them are in detention centers.
During the two congresses, we hope the Hong Kong
deputies can appeal to the government about our problems.”
In addition, the rental property owners from Hangzhou,
Wenzhou, Jinan and Shanghai, also appealed to the local departments to claim back their private properties.
Those properties were taken away from them by the
CCP government in 1950s.
Mr Wang from Zhejiang Province said that in 1958 the
CCP made a policy.
The policy says that the government will manage all rental
properties but will return them to the individuals later on.
In fifty years, the’ve never got their properties back but
are often suppressed and arrested by the government.
Mr Wang: “In our property license there are official stamps on it.
It says that the government only manages the rental properties.
In 1966 the Cultural Revolution took place, and our
properties were never returned back to us.
Now fifty years have passed, and our properties have
been carved up by those officials in Zhejiang.
No matter how they took our properties, I demand them
to return the properties back to us.”
On Feb 21, the CCP official medium “People’s Network”
launched an activity.
“With the two congresses approaching, ask the provincial
sectary and governor to take a message for me.”
The voices of “redress injustices”, “punish corruption”,
“increase salary” and “lower housing prices” are really loud.
Tang Jingling thinks the CCP launched this activity only
to control people’s appeals. It doesn’t mean to get to know what people need.
Actually, whenever it is time for National Congress, a lot of
petitioners will be arrested instead of helping them solve their problems.
There is really no way for petitioners to
redress their injustices.
NTD Reporters Li Yun and Wang Mingyu