Zhou Yongkang’s Sudden Public Appearance Implies His Bad Situation
Former Politburo Standing Committee, Zhou Yongkang,
secretary of the Central Politics and Law Commission, has
attracted the attention of the media domestically and globally
with his appearance at his alma mater’s anniversary.
Rumor has it that he is under investigation.
Analysts point out that his appearance at the anniversary
does not mean he is safe, but that his future doesn’t look bright.
Let’s look at the analysis of current political observers.
October 1st, China Petroleum University website news said
Zhou Yongkang went back to participate in his alma mater’s
60th anniversary celebration.
No senior officials accompanied him and no other
official media reported his appearance.
Recently, Zhou Yongkang’s henchman have fallen
ceaselessly horse, and his family scandals have been exposed.
It’s rumored that he himself is under investigation.
This time, Zhou Yongkang’s appearance means his future
doesn’t look bright.
Remember that Bo Xilai was in trouble and was recently
put on public trial after showing at the eighteenth national congress.
Beijing independent scholar Gao Yu: “Last year’s Bo Xilai
is an example.
On March 9th, 2013, how pretentious Bo Xilai was!
You can’t imagine he is sentenced after that."
US Radio Free Asia quoted Chinese a political science
analyst who said Zhou Yongkang’s appearance does not mean he is safe.
There are indications that Zhou Yongkang reached the point
of no return.
China issues expert Zhao Yuanming: “I think his appearance
is just an expedient and he is not safe.
It can be said that Xi Jiping totally controlled him and it was
premature to take any action."
Zhou Yongkang mentioned Xi Jinping three times
in his speech at the anniversary.
Commentator Shi Da believes that it’s more like
a public apology, even though it was too late.
Shi Da: “They had planned to let Bo Xilai retract in court
and not bow to Xi Jinping.
There might be some actions also we do not know about.
Obviously, Zhou Yongkang regrets today are useless.
At this point, even Zhou Yongkang’s true regret is useless,
and it may still be a stall tactic."
In fact, the CCP’s corrupt officials who were arrested
can also attend public events while under investigation.
In 2011, the busiest Chinese New Year travel season,
the railway minister Liu Zhijun was dismissed.
However, 20 minutes ago, Chinese media still reported
that Liu Zhijun is still inspecting railroads.
On the morning of December 6th, 2012, the former State
Energy Bureau, National Development and Reform
Commission director Liu Tienan was real name reported
by Finance magazine subeditor Luo Changping on the blog.
On the same day, the National Energy Board also informed
that Liu Tienan is accompanying Vice Premier and central
disciplinary committee secretary Wang Qishan to visit Russia.
In addition, some overseas media quoted sources and said
that Zhou Yongkang is under house arrest after relinquishing his power at the eighteenth national congress.
Zhou’s several appearances including back to University
of Petroleum to participate in its anniversary are all specially authorized by the special investment team.
The source alleged the reason that Zhou Yongkang still has
certain freedom of activity is because he is still under investigation by the Central Discipline Inspection Commission.
The CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping is still trying to deal
with Zhou in balance and has not signed the Shuanggui (detained and interrogated within the CCP) report.
In addition, Zhou Bin, Zhou Yongkang’s son, was sent
to Beijing to be investigated under escort and he was
monitored by the CPC national security in Singapore
two weeks ago.
Columbia University graduate of political science,
Dr. Wang Juntao, analyzed that there are three reasons to take Zhou Yongkang
First of all, in collusion with Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang
threatened the new CCP regime.
Second, he is the best person in the Politburo-level
that Xi fights corruption to.
Wang Juntao: “Thirdly, since Zhou Yongkang was in charge
of the Politics and Law Committee, he established a brutal stability maintainance system.
It includes the persecution of Falun Gong
and forcible demolitions.
All these were set up by Zhou.
Now the CCP intends to change its model
of social management, and it needs someone to take the blame.
Zhou certainly is the one."
Hong Kong’s Front-Line magazine’s latest issue cited
sources close to Zhongnanhai that said on August 27,
Xi Jinping hosted a Politburo meeting and passed
an undisclosed but absolutely shocking resolution.
The member of the seventh session of the Standing
Committee, Zhou Yongkang, is suspected of seriously
violating discipline and agreed to do investigation.