The New York Times newspaper reported on 26th March,
that following Bo Xilai’s removal, his “fighting black"
(anti-corruption) campaign became another publicized scandal.
More and more shocking details were revealed.
Commentators said that, the “fighting black" campaign consists
of making up false crimes, using torture to extract confessions,
blackmailing the rich, avenge the political opponents and
protecting close relationships.
It is the"Red Terror" of the police system.
The report said that Bo launched the “fighting black" in
June 2009, 4,781 people were arrested within 10 months.
This included businessmen, police, judges,
national people’s congress representatives.
A high-level judicial official in Chongqing, was accused of
hiding US$3 million in a fish pond.
In July 2010, he along with 13 other people who linked
with the case were executed.
Report also said that “fighting black” victims pointed out,
it was a two year campaign without any legal restriction,
and extracting confessions are common place.
On 28th March, the BBC reported, the UK government
sources said, Wang Lijun sought a meeting with UK officials hours before he fled to the U.S. Consulate.
However, Wang didn’t show up, instead, he entered the U.S
Consulate in Chengdu.
Afterwards, this triggered off the Chinese Communist Party’s
(CCP) unprecedented political scandals.
Human rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng whose enforced
disappearance for 22 months, now for first time has been visited by family members.
On 24th March, Gao’s father-in-law and brother
visited Gao in Shaya jail, Xinjiang.
Gao’s wife, Geng He expressed relief after learning that
Gao is truly alive.
However, Geng He said Gao’s suffering is not over yet,
she would continue to appeal until Gao was set free.
Commentators believe that Gao appeared suddenly, relating to
the CCP’s intensified infighting, and falling of Zhou Yongkang,
the head the Political and Legislative Committee,
who had been a long-term persecutor of dissidents.
The Global Times, under the umbrella of the CCP mouthpiece,
People’s Daily newspaper, reproduced an article on 27th March.
It was titled, “Qin Xiaoying: Cultural Revolution, feudal Influence
hasn’t been eliminated yet, democracy uneasily takes root."
The Global Times changed its “leftist" stance, a started to
comment on “reform".
This move is interpreted as representing Bo;s removal,
Jiang Zeming;s force is falling, and shows their new position.