採訪/陳漢 編輯/黃億美 後製/陳建銘
State Owned Enterprises: The Roots Are Rotten
This year, several cases exposed the corrupt issues in China’s
state owned enterprises.
As many as 21 executives of 16 listed State Owned Enterprises
(SOE) were reportedly sacked.
Following PetroChina and COSCO, an executive
of a steel company was arrested.
The latest case is the deputy general manager
of China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in Shanghai,
Chen Fujiang, alleged of financial issues.
Our Commentator indicates that systematic corruption
is like a rotten root.
There is no cure.
On Dec. 3, Chen Fujiang, Shanghai deputy general manager
of CSCL was arrested for an alleged monetary issue.
The day before, both chairman and vice chairman
of CSCL resigned.
As reported earlier, a number of CSCL executives
have been subject to investigation.
On Dec. 2, Liang Jingli, chairman of steel company
Liuzhou Iron & Steel Group (LISG) and party secretary,
was arrested for investigation.
LISG is a holding company of the state
in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
According to the discipline inspection committee
of the autonomous region, a criminal investigation
into Liang Jingli for alleged violations of discipline
was initiated on Dec. 2.
It was also decided that general manager, Gan Guiping,
will be the new chair of LISG.
Liang Jingli was born in 1954.
He was once honored as a labor model, a national outstanding
scientific and technological worker of China Metallurgical.
He entered the company at age 18 as a technician.
At nearly retirement age, he became party secretary
and the chairman of the board.
His arrest has surprised many in the industry.
It is understood that Liang Jingli is the second sacked SOE
executive in Guangxi, following Nong Xiaowen, chairman
and party secretary of Guangxi Tourism Investment Group,
who was arrested on charges of disciplinary violations.
Shi Jingdi, commentator: “In China, whether in the private
sector or the government, there is only one reason
to be sacked, and that is taking the wrong political stance.
The crimes are generally corruption and are supported
with many pieces of evidence.
The phenomenon explains the mafia characteristics
of the CCP.”
There have been a total of 21 documented executives from
16 listed SO companies sacked due to violations of discipline
15 of them were sacked after the 18th National Congress.
Among the 21 executives, 12 are under criminal investigation,
three are being detained for interrogation,
and three have been dismissed from their posts.
Six of the companies involved are located in Sichuan.
Shi Jingdi, commentator: “So many SOE executives
were sacked in the second half of this year.
This is the consequence of the so-called comprehensive
It is a redistribution of interests.
The CCP is fully aware of it.
It is a battle to transition from an old elite group
to the new one.
Tackling them one by one is just a strategy."
It is said that corruption is typical amongst China’s
It would be abnormal if they were not corrupt.
Analysis of the list of removed executives suggests the new
CCP leadership is sweeping out resistance for SOE reform.
Li Shankam, commentator: “Corruption is a widespread
phenomenon in the SOE and the government in today』s
China under the CCP regime.
There is no cure.
Targeting some of the representatives is just a way for
the new leaders, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Jiang Qishan
and so forth, to establish authority."
The so-called anti-corruption after the 18th CCP National
Congress has removed more than 10 heavyweight SOE
executives involved in in the energy, telecommunication,
and ocean shipping sectors.
But a netizen questioned how could systematic corruption
be prevented and why the property declaration has not been
Perhaps the officials harbor dirty secrets.