3 Former Secretaries of Zhou Yongkang Expelled by CCP
On July 2, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
and the Ministry of Supervision website announced former
Hainan deputy governor Ji Wenlin, and former Central
Politics and Law Commission deputy Yu Gang have been
expelled from their posts.
Tan Hong, former Ministry of Public Security Guard Bureau
staff officer, was expelled from the party;
clues related to his crime have been transferred to judiciary.
The CCDI accused the three men of exploiting their positions
to give others’ benefits for huge bribes.
The CCDI also accused Ji Wenlin and Tan Hong of accepting
huge bribes, and accused Ji Wenlin and Yu Gang of adultery.
The New York Times reported that Ji Wenlin, Yu Gang and
Tan Hong all worked for Zhou Yongkang when he was a
Politburo Standing Committee member and head
of the Central Politics and Law Commission.
According to mainland official government websites,
Ji Wenlin served as Zhou Yongkang’s secretary for a long time
when Zhou served as China’s Vice-minister of land resources,
Sichuan party secretary and Public Security Minister.
He is Zhou Yongkang’s henchman.
Yu Gang served as full-time secretary for Zhou Yongkang
when Zhou served as head of the Central Politics
and Law Commission.
He’s said to be Zhou’s last and most mysterious secretary.
Tan Hong served as Zhou Yongkang’s security secretary and
bodyguard when Zhou Yongkang served at the Guard Bureau
of the Ministry of Public Security.
Hong Kong July 1st Parade Attracts International Attention
On July 1, tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens braved
midsummer heat and torrential rain to march for civil rights.
The event attracted global attention
and has been reported on by international media.
The New York Times reported: “The appeal of democratic
ideas drew thousands of protesters into the streets of Hong Kong."
Through the day, the protesters advocated “free and open
elections for the territory’s chief executive"
“Carrying banners calling for the introduction of full
democracy and reading ‘Say No to Communist China."
One protester carries the flag Hong Kong had during British rule,
symbolizing protest to mainland China.
Associated Press reported that some people shouted:
“Our government, our choice!"
Bloomberg reporters also photographed protester’s banners,
which requested Chief Executive Leung to step down.
Reuters special report, “The battle for Hong Kong’s soul,"
describes the status of Hong Kong
and the CCP’s operations in the region.
It quoted sources with close ties to Leung as saying, “China’s
on-the-ground presence in Hong Kong, the Liaison Office,"
is where Hong Kong’s pivotal decisions on government
policies and many big problems are decided.
Reuters source says: “The real cabinet is the shadow cabinet."
On July 1, U.S. State Department deputy spokesman
Marie Harf said, “We support Hong Kong’s well-established
traditions and basic law protections that include internationally
recognized freedoms such as freedom of peaceful assembly
and freedom of expression."
Hong Kong Academia Occupy Central rehearsal Finished
After the march of tens of thousands of people, thousands of
students and people held a Occupy Central sit in rehearsal in
response to the call by the Hong Kong Federation of Students.
Hong Kong police began to clear out the participants at 3:00am.
They carried people out one by one
and arrested 511 people within 5 hours.
Most of those arrested who were are students,
but also included were three legislative councilors.
Some detainees say police used unnecessary force to remove
people, resembling the mainland’s public security personnel.
According to the latest news, all 511 people arrested have been
released by the evening of July 2nd.
However, 25 people including three legislators were accused
of assisting in an unlawful assembly or participating in an
unauthorized assembly, and must report to the police
at the end of the month.
According to a BBC Chinese report, Legislative Council
member Lee Cheuk-yan, who was among those arrested
at the sit in rehearsal, felt honored for the charges from
Hong Kong police.
Another legislators Albert Ho says
the Occupy Central rehearsal has already succeeded.