Wang Qishan Visits Shanghai for Tiger or Fly?
Dai Haibo was removed of his duties as deputy director
and party secretary of Shanghai free-trade zone (FTZ)
management committee when the anti-graft chief
Wang Qishan had just visited Shanghai last week.
Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong analyzes that the FTZ
has been involved in land issue which was supervised
by Jiang Miankang, Jiang Zemin’s second son.
The investigation of Dai Haibo could expose the graft case
Jiang Miankang is alleged of.
Xinhua News Agency reported on Sept. 16, Dai Haibo will
no longer serve as FTZ deputy director and party secretary.
However, he remains in his municipal government
deputy secretary-general post.
According to 21cbh.com, sources revealed Dai Haibo
was questioned by the anti-graft organ a few weeks ago.
His task at the FTZ began transferring last week.
The investigation of Dai Haibo is focused on his unusual
multi-real estate properties.
It is analyzed that his ex-wife could have been
Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong tells NTD that land usage
of Shanghai FTZ has been an issue.
Jiang Miankang was once in charge of land and construction
as an inspector of Shanghai Construction and Transportation
The graft case involving Jiang Miankang could be exposed
through the investigation of Dai Haibo.
Zheng Enchong: “The land in Waigaoqiao was originally
state-owned but became the land for FTZ.
How did that happen?
Any domestically-funded enterprise intending to register
a business in Waigaoqiao will engage in the land issue.
Be it a factory, a shopping mall, or an entertainment facility,
the land issue is always involved and thus Jiang Miankang
is also involved. It is an issue of an intricate network."
Zheng Enchong had reported to the central inspection teams
regarding Jiang Miankang’s secret profiteering through his
six posts in Shanghai highest government-run
real estate-related units.
Central inspection commission executives visited Shanghai
last week, according to reports by 21cbh.com
and Beijing News.
Whether the visits are related to Dai Haibo’s case
Three officials also revealed to Hong Kong’s South China
Morning Post that Wang Qishan went to Shanghai last week.
Zheng Enchong does not believe Wang Qishan’s visit
to Shanghai was for “fly" Dai Haibo.
Instead, some major clue could have been identified through
Dai Haibo’s case regarding a “tiger."
It could be former Shanghai mayor Han Zheng,
incumbent mayor, or some central leaders.
It is rumored that former director of Shanghai People’s
Congress Gong Xueping has been investigated.
Zheng Enchong: “Gong Xueping is truly a confidant
of Jiang Zemin.
He was the former director of Shanghai radio and TV
bureau. Gong Xueping could give out quite a few people.
Once the vice mayor of Shanghai, he was promoted
and hand-picked by Jiang Zemin.
His will lead to bigger issues than Dai Haibo.
I am certain that Wang Qishan’s visit to Shanghai
was to finalize the case about Gong Xueping."
Numerous provincial officials’ downfalls were seen recently
in Guangdong and Shanxi.
Shanghai, however, has just a few bureau-level officials and
a state-owned business chairman, Wang Zongnan, sacked.
Zheng Enchong believes Wang Qishan might not be satisfied
with Han Zheng’s performance and thus visited Shanghai himself.
But Zheng Enchong indicates, Han Zheng is Shanghai’s
Shanghai’s problem will continue
as long as Han Zheng exists.
Zheng Enchong: “Can he have nothing to do with
the business center in the northeast Jing’an District?
Jiang Zemin’s elder son needs Han Zheng’s support in loan,
land, personnel, and market to develop his telecommunication
Jiang’s younger son specializes in profiteering “silently."
His official posts need Han Zheng’s approval."
Financial Times analyzed that the news of the premature
departure of Dai Haibo “will underline concerns about
the FTZ"s future as it approaches its first anniversary
Analysts say there has been scant progress on loosening
capital controls or liberalising interest rates in the zone.’
Interview & Edit/QingXue Post-Production/LiYong