Bo Is Out, What’s Next For The People?
On March 21, Xinhua reported on the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP) representatives’ quota for the 18TH congress.
It claimed that the central government has allocated
42 seats for Chongqing’s representatives.
The total number hasn’t changed, but what had changed
is the original nominees’ names of Chongqing’s delegation.
It’s speculated that the canceled names for Chongqing City
are those given by Bo Xilai, the former City party secretary.
Since Bo has been dismissed from his position,
how will this impact the incoming 18th CCP congress?
Will China be better off? What will be the final outcome?
The outside world is looking forward to these answers.
There are various speculation about Bo’s removal
from position, circulating on China’s internet.
Some say Bo is detained and interrogated.
Others claim Bo is calm and magnanimous at home.
Rumors are, Bo is detained in Hebei too. But all Chinese
are waiting for CCP’s Central Committee’s final word on Bo.
On March 22, People’s Daily’ Global Times published
an editorial on the issue.
It wrote, “to believe CCP Central Committee”
has became the so-called “issue of rationality".
Yang Jianli, sponsor of Civil Power organization,
commented on the topic.
Yang pointed out that looking forward to the truth
does not mean that people should believe CCP.
Yang Jianli: “We now are mentally ready to witness CCP’s
internal struggle. And people are willing to see their split.
Bo’s downfall is actually what many people were waiting for.
Now everyone wants to know more.
Thus people are hoping the CCP’s Central Committee
will release more facts and its final position on Bo.”
Sun Wenguang, retired professor from Shandong University,
thinks if current leaders went so far, China is ready for change.
But if CCP’s government acts the same as before,
they can only drag China into an abyss.
Sun Wenguang: “Does it want to change on matters
like the June 4th event, or the policy on religious issues?
Or to change on the issue of Falun Gong, to rehabilitate them.
If so, it will have some historical significance.
However, now people cannot see such trend.
It has not made this kind of decisions yet.
Although there are some signs for those,
people don’t know to what extent will they be implemented."
The editorial of Global Times also said,
that the hearts and minds of the Chinese are stable.
Sun Wenguang points out that what CCP says is inconsistent
with the facts. China is boiling with resentment.
Major historical problems haven’t been solved, like rich-poor
gap, officials’ corruption, violent demolitions, religious issues, tainted food, environment issues, independent candidates, etc.
Sun Wenguang: “Elections are completely sham, entirely
controlled by the one-party, with all kinds of illegal actions.
Independent candidates were locked at home,
not letting them go out, in my personal experience.
Their posters were all torn down immediately,
by the public security.
They don’t let you go to various places
to meet with constituencies.
They close the university gates, not letting you enter,
and take you to a long-distance journey.
When you return home after half a month of travel,
the elections are all over."
According to Sun Wenguang, Shandong University requires
people participating in elections to be male CCP members.
Tang Jingling, human rights lawyer in mainland China,
spoke on this issue.
Tang said that the CCP bureaucrats do not understand
CCP’s political trickery and reveal their secrets.
Tang Jingling: “It is not written in the law,
that only CCP members can participate in the elections.
They use political means
to ensure their persons are elected.
Including the use of black box, mixed elections,
forcing you to vote in someone else’s presence, etc.
As to CCP’s current election, it is said to be a sham election,
in essence, it is a specific system.
If you are not CCP member and want to be a candidate,
they will obstruct you.
Even if you are CCP member but are a candidate without
your superiors’ nomination, they will thwart you as well."
It is reported that in the representatives’ generation process
for CCP 18th congress, the first stage is to be nominated by the grass-roots party members.
Then one is progressively screened by the party committee,
followed by the investigation by the organization.
After it determines the initial candidates,
the candidates can prepare for elections.
The number of candidates should be
15% more than the proposed elections’ seats.