采访/陈汉 编辑/宋风 后制/舒灿
Investigation of Zhou Yongkang Goes Overseas
The cleaning up of the oil fields associated with
Zhou Yongkang, former member of the
Politburo Standing Committee, has gone
from domestic to overseas.
Two overseas executives were recently removed for investigation.
Also wanted is the representative in Canada, Jia Xiaoxia,
who has gone missing.
Jia Xiaoxia is the sister of Jia Xiaoye,
the wife of Zhou Yongkang.
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Song Yiwu, the deputy general manager of CNPC (China
National Petroleum Corporation) Exploration
and Development Company, was detained last week;
Li Zhiming, executive of CNPC in Canada was escorted
from the airport after he was summoned back to China in June.
Song Yiwu is the son of Song Zhenming, former minister
of the Petroleum Industry.
He was appointed in 2004 as the deputy general manager
for overseas projects of CNPC.
Li Zhiming, project manager of CNPC in Tunisia and Nigeria,
was transferred to Canada in June 2010 to oversee
operations in Canada.
Jia Xiaoxia, also known as Margaret Jia, was the general
manager of CNPC in Canada.
She is Zhou Yongkang’s sister-in-law.
The regime is seeking to bring her to justice.
Sources alleged, Margaret Jia is currently hiding in Canada.
She had reportedly had direct access to then chairman
of PetroChina, Jiang Jiemin, and held tens of billions of
dollars worth of projects.
She was also suspected to have collected personal assets
of one billion dollars.
This is another series of investigation on CNPC overseas
operations following the May arrest of three former top
executives of CNPC overseas branches,
Bo Qiliang, Wei Zhigang, and Zhang Benquan.
Commentator Xing Tianxing: This latest news shows
Zhou Yongkang’s case has been pushed further.
The anti-corruption campaign is targeting the followers
of Zhou Yongkang, his chains of corruption.
Xing Tianxing indicates that the current situation has exposed
the advantages Zhou Yongkang’s family took
through the oil field which Zhou Yongkang had manipulated.
Margaret Jia had become a teacher at Fudan University School
of Foreign Language after her graduate study.
After Zhou Yongkang married CCTV anchor Jia Xiaoye in 2001,
Margaret Jia’s career in the oil field also started.
She became the spokesperson of CNPC in Ecuador,
followed by management projects in Venezuela and Sudan,
and finally acting as the top representative in Canada.
She also became the executive director of the
Canada-China Business Association.
Residing in the oil city of Canada, Calgary,
Margaret Jia was very active in local affairs.
But since the news broke, that Zhou Yongkang was detained
last December, Margaret Jia has gone missing.
Her last public appearance was on February 3 this year
when CNPC Canada donated two table tennis tables
to Mount Royal University.
As the general manager, Margaret Jia had a table tennis match
with the university principal.
But CNPC also at the same time claimed
Li Zhiming was the representative in Canada.
Business Sohu had an exclusive report this May
that Margaret Jia was illegally promoted to the executive
position in CNPC Canada by Bo Qiliang,
former deputy general manager of CNPC.
This June, Caixin had exposed problems associated
with the CNPC oil sands projects in MacKay River and Dover
of Canada, which cost 4 billion Canadian dollars
and took five years to acquire.
It is said that CNPC will spend at least another 30 billion
Canadian dollars in the next decade before any output
of productivity can be anticipated.
Commentator Lee Shanjian indicates the Communist regime
is at service to the officials and the privileged.
The loss of the state is never a concern.
Lee Shanjian: All the investments and projects are more
than the business.
It has a major function.
That is to enrich those who participate in the process.
They are obviously related to Zhou Yongkang.
Lee Shanjian says, Zhou Yongkang and his gang knew these
were the final days of the Communist regime.
However, their desperate money grabbing and endless greed have
also accelerated the demise of the Chinese Communist Party.
Interview/ChenHan Edit/SonFeng Post-Production/ShuChan