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Zhang Dejiang Denied Chongqing Model, Commentators Say there’s Two Major Possibilities
Zhang Dejiang is current Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Chongqing Secretary, one of the major officials of Jiang Zemin’s faction.
In CCP 18th Congress, he told reporters his views
on Bo Xilai’s case and on Chongqing issues.
He said he doesn’t know when Bo Xilai will be tried.
He also said, there’s no “Chongqing model”.
How to see Zhang Dejiang’s words? Are there any secrets
behind them? Let’s see what commentators’ opinion is.
Bo Xilai’s case continues to be the topic of the ongoing
CCP 18th Congress. In the afternoon of November 8,
the Chongqing team panel discussion attracted a big number
of domestic and overseas reporters.
Zhang Dejiang participated the discussion and
was asked about Bo’s case.
Zhang said, the case is in the judicial process,
but he doesn’t know the trial date.
When a reporter asked: “Whether Bo’s ‘Chongqing model’
will be denied?” Zhang Dejiang emphatically answered:
Zhang Dejiang: ”The so-called ‘Chongqing model’.
I think the ‘Chongqing model’ simply doesn’t exist.”
Zhang also said that Chongqing will persist in
its reform and opening-up policy.
The political commentator Shi Da thought, Zhang Dejiang’s
attitude shows that Bo Xilai has been thoroughly shamed.
Shi Da: ”It shows Bo Xilai has been thoroughly demoted,
which is not like he is a criminal, but is in line with the CCP’s current political struggle.
The CCP’s bloody internal struggle has happened more than
10 times in the past. Its essence will not be changed.”
When Bo Xilai ruled Chongqing, he used the so-called
“Sing Red, Strike Black” to drive economic growth, but left a lot of debt.
This model is called “Chongqing Model”. It’s quite the opposite
of Wang Yang’s “Guangdong Model”.
The “Chongqing Model” was reported by each
of the CCP’s media and was very famous.
Now, Zhang Dejiang’s denial of it is the first public response
to it by CCP senior leaders.
Shi Da: ”In the last several years, CCP sang very highly
of ‘Sing Red, Strike Black’ which is also named the ‘Chongqing Model’.
Now the model has never existed according to
those who have denied it.
This is alignment with the CCP’s lying and scoundrel
actions as well as its evil nature is rude and unreasonable,
this is a villainous action, actually, the CCP uses two ways
the first is lying, and if lying doesn’t work, it will kill.”
The political commentator Lin Zixu also pointed out that
Zhang Dejiang is telling “white lies”
but why did he deny the existence of the “Chongqing Model”
publicly, there’re two possibilities.
Lin Zixu: “Zhang Dejiang said the “Chongqing Model” simply
doesn’t exist. The feeling is like Bo Xilai simply doesn’t exist.
There’re two possibilities of how he was brave enough
to ignore the “Chongqing Model” in public.
One is Jiang’s faction has completely lost power, and Zhang
wants to use this chance to show his loyalty to Hu Jintao.
Another is Jiang’s faction has reached an agreement
to abandon Bo Xilai completely.”
After Bo Xilai was removed from office, the so-called
“Chongqing model” was immediately blocked.
For example, Chongqing authority erected a “Green” sign
to prohibit people from singing red songs in the square where people used to sing red songs.
The Chongqing TV played its first commercial
advertisement which was for alcohol.
This after any commercial advertisement
was forbidden since over a year ago
Then, the Vice Prime Minister Zhang Dejiang, a major official
of Jiang’s faction was sent to Chongqing replacing Bo Xilai.
Lin Zixu: “From Zhang Dejiang’s performance, we can see
very clearly the lying capability of a CCP official.
He can say a well-known thing has never existed in public
without blinking an eye, without any shy or sad expression.
What’s the proverb ‘name a deer horse’, people should
understand now! The officials of the CCP are like this.
To protect their interests, they can sell anybody,
and can try their best to separate themselves from any partner.”
Although many netizens believed that “‘Chongqing Model’
was originally crooked", some people said Zhang De Jiang is “pushing over a collapsed wall".
Shi Da: “The evil of the CCP struggle is like this.
In the CCP struggle who is more shark like,
who is more skilled, he will survive.”
For the British businessman Neil Heywood,
who was killed in Bo’s case,
Zhang Dejiang said until now he hasn’t heard
there’s evidence to show Heywood was a spy.
Furthermore, for who will enter the Politburo Standing
Committee, Zhang Dejiang didn’t answer,
but only said that he is “concentrating on 18th Congress,
and thinking nothing.”