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Chongqing Officials Replaced
Chongqing City Government announced the replacement
of Chen Cungen on March 27.
Chen no longer serves as Municipality Standing Committee
member His successor is Xu Songnan from Hu’s faction.
Not long ago, Chongqing replaced chief procurators
of all 38 districts and counties.
Two other high-ranking officials, Xia Zeliang
and Wu Wenkang were detained and interrogated.
Chongqing officials at all levels are facing a re-shuffle
after Bo Xilai was removed from position.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Vice Premier,
Zhang Dejiang is the first facing the re-shuffle in Chongqing.
Gansu Province Standing Committee member and Public
Security Bureau leader He Ting took Wang Lijun’s position.
He is now in charge of public security
and stabilization activities.
On March 23, the 38 chief procurators of all districts
and counties were replaced.
Bo Xilai’s cadres, Xia Zeliang and Wu Wenkang
were also removed.
They were Nanan District Party Secretary and Chongqing
Municipality Committee Deputy Secretary respectively
Wang Lijun’s important assistant Wang Pengfei
has been taken away over a month ago for investigation.
These changes amongst Chongqing’s official circles
is attracting a wide attention.
Li Yuanhuan (China historian): “Bo Xilai replaced many
in Chongqing. Now, under investigation, he is replaced.
His followers will be involved.
CCP’s internal power struggle never ends.”
Li Yuanhua expressed that CCP officials do not have
any beliefs or sense of righteousness.
Li explained that they are only after benefits,
and try to climb up the ladder.
If they are on the wrong ladder, they will end up prisoners.
No one within that circle feels safe.
Li Yuanhua: “No matter how high their positions are,
the CCP officials are all worried.
Everyone wants to have an escape route.
That’s why there are so many “naked officials” transferring
money, wives and children overseas. They want a way out.”
Radio France Internationale (FRI) regards today’s
Chongqing as a small scale Cultural Revolution.
Wang Lijun was unanimously elected as vice mayor
and unanimously voted to step down within 10 months.
RFI points out that this exposes CCP’s “consensus"
as rigid and hypocritical.
RFI reported that Chongqing’s removal of Wang and Bo
is not just a personnel change.
Now revolutionary songs are forbidden, Wang Lijun’s
writing on a statue in the Chongqing Public Security compound was removed,
and the once famous Anti-Underground exhibition
was removed overnight too.
Chongqing City National People’s Congress representative
Zhang Mingyu spoke on the issue.
Zhang claims that there were transactions between
Anti-Underground heroes, and those afraid of the activities.
Zhang Mingyu: “’Heroic Policemen Funding” was founded
by Yu Zhenjie for Wang Lijun. It has RMB150 million.
Yu and Wang built relationships through it. The expense
is very small, as funding was managed by Wang Lijun.”
It has been two months since Wang Lijun was taken away
after seeking asylum at the US Consulate.
“Chongqing Public Security Bureau leader Wang Lijun”
is second in ranking on Google..
The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution
of Falun Gong conducted investigations on Wang and Bo.
From May 2003 to June 2008, Wang Lijun is believed to be
involved in live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.
At the time, he was Jinzhou City’s Public Security Bureau
leader and chairman of Onsite Psychological Research Center.
Live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners
was most intense from 2001 to 2004.
This is when Bo Xilai served as Deputy Party Secretary
and governor of Liaoning Province.
In addition, Wikileaks reveals that Bo Xilai was sued
overseas in many countries for persecuting Falun Gong.
Wen Jiabao opposed his promotion as Vice Premier
because of his negative international image.
Later on, Bo was sent to Chongqing as the last stop
of his political career.