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Bo Xilai’s Phone Tapping of High-Ranking Officials Made Beijing Furious
Since the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) two sessions closed, Bo Xilai was demoted from Chongqing party chief. The CCP regime hasn’t given any xplanation, causing outsiders’ debates.
Yazhou Zhoukan magazine revealed that Wang Lijun is keen on hacking telephone conversations. Since he worked in Liaoning, he tapped people’s conversation
on topics he particularly interested in. High-level leaders e.g. Xi Jinping, He Guoqiang, Li Yuanchao and Wu Bangguo were tapped by Wang Lijun when visiting Chongqing. Wang also reported back to Bo any important Information he obtained from the hacking. The most surprising aspect is that Wang had a close relationship with Central Guard Bureau; he can find out CCP top leaders’ schedule and invade their privacy. One Chongqing police official revealed that Wang arranged a province-level policeman specifically working on tapping.
Yazhou Zhoukan reported that Zhongnanhai leaders were furious with Chongqing authority monitoring their privacy. This pushed them to made the decision to take action on the “Chongqing incident”.
Former head of security department, Xing Yaobin said that phone tapping is a common place happened in China. However, it must have higher level leaders’ approval.
Xing Yaobin: “Wang obviously has supporters behind, to give him the hint to do so, generally, nobody dares to do this. I worked as a head of security; we all know the rules, as we often deal with the police.”
Writer Kong Lingping, “At that time, he was following Zhou Yongkang’s opinions to tap all leaders who visited Chongqing from the central regime. Bo is an ambitious man, he has the nick name little “Mao Zedong”.
Kong Lingping, author of book Bloody Record, said that Bo promoted Mao Zedong’s policy. He wants to lead way of miserable life and persecute its own citizens, so “Chongqing Model” must be rejected.
Xing Yaobin said that Chongqing’s “Singing Red Songs Anti-corruption” campaign is an executive order, anyone against it will get reduced wages, and bonuses.
Some work units lost money and owed more than 300 million yuan. People were complaining, but these were covered up.
Xinhua News Agency reporter, Zhou Fang reported that Bo’s “Chongqing Model” is lantern-like at a distance, but a big hole when you look closely. Now Chongqing government’s bankrupted debt has reached 500 billion yuan, equivalent to 50% of the national debt in 2011.
Independent commentator, Guo Qinghai believes that the “Chongqing Model” has a political agenda from the start. In addition, during the process, many crimes were committed. However, Guo Qinghai didn’t agree that Bo was dismissed
due to the hacking affair.
Gu pointed out that the CCP carries a “spy policy”; tapping is common place.
Many high-level officials had been tapped, which is an open secret. Guo said that Bo is a rarity within the CCP; he dares to challenge high-level officials against the CCP’s rule. Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao would plan to get rid of him.
Guo Qinghai, “The new released issue about tapping affair is the prologue, a method always been used by the CCP. The tapping issue is not Wang and Bo’s fundamental problem. Since Bo went to Chongqing, he has been openly against Beijing and Hu Jintao. Everything Bo has done, actually has a big difference with the central regime.”
Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported that the leading cause of Bo’s removal, is Wang Lijun entering the U.S. Consulate. He leaked state secrets, being a “traitor” is considered the most severe crime by the CCP
The BBC published an article, saying that CCP’s corruption worsened daily, especially in the police system. Official and gangs are one big family, this is a common story. Bo’s downfall is a typical “Black takes grey” The article commented on Bo, saying “Black” indicates corrupt officials who have relationships with the mafia; “grey” means private entrepreneurs.
The article analyses that one day, “grey” groups will realise
that only the democracy and rule of law can protect their property.
It will also give them political status and dignity
if they want.