Central Discipline Inspection Commission (CCDI) States
Zhou Yongkang Trial is Closer
September 4, CCDI released the information again that they
are investigating the former member of the Politburo
Zhou Yongkang according to the discipline and law.
According to Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece
People’s Daily report, officials announced the news at the event
of entering the Central Discipline Inspection Commission.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Chinese network
reported on the 5th that the repeated announcement from the
Chinese authorities means Zhou Yongkang’s trial is approaching
although there is nothing new on the content.
It’s said that mainland media had earlier disclosed that the
public trial material for Zhou Yongkang case has been prepared
except the involved amount of money is being verified.
Officials and Businessmen Involved in Zhou Yongkang’s
Case Will be Judged First
In addition, according to Hong Kong South China Morning
Post report on September 5th, sources said Beijing authorities
decided to send a series of related officials and businessmen
to court first.
The report said that the earliest time for the trial of these people
will be in the next month.
Everyone will be tried separately; but Zhou Yongkang might be
on public trial on charges of economic crimes.
The series of trials are paving the road for Zhou Yongkang’s.
The report quoted sources saying, that Zhou Yongkang will be
expelled from the party first at a CCP high-level meeting in
Later, he will be transferred to the judiciary to prepare for a
The source also revealed that the trial form of Zhou’s case will
be similar to the former Chongqing Secretary Bo Xilai case.
Zhang Lin Sentenced Due to Fight For Daughter’s Study
Anhui dissident Zhang Lin was detained due to his fight
for the right for his daughter to go to school.
September 5, Zhang Lin was sentenced to 3 years 6 months
imprisonment on charges of assembling a crowd to disturb
During the sentencing, Zhang’s lawyers Li Fangping and Liu
Xiaoyuan were not there because of another court arrangement.
The lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan posted on mainland social website
Sina Microblog that he got the information by calling the Chief
Liu Xiaoyuan told Voice of America that he was very surprised
at Zhang Lin’s heavy sentence.
He believes that the authorities’ sentence is entirely for political
According to his many years’ law experience for petitioners,
they won’t be sentenced if they were caught with the same crime.
Zhang graduated from Tsinghua University, major in nuclear
He has been in jail four times because of his support
for the concept of freedom and democracy.
This arrest is because his 10-year-old daughter Zhang
Anni’s exclusion from school triggered netizen solidarity.