Xi Jinping and Wang Qishan’s Anti-Corruption Initiates Arson Campaign
Chinese officials have remained quiet over
recent fires that swept through a grain
reserve, oil pipelines, and a cotton reserve.
Yesterday, Chinese state media released a report on
Li Changxuan, former chairman of Sinograin in Henan.
Li was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of bribery.
Is this case truly an action from the anti-corruption campaign?
How many other Li Changxuans are there within the regime?
Is Wang Qishan, Secretary of the Central Commission
for Discipline, really going to investigate these fires?
The following is our report.
On July 13, the court announced that Li Changxuan,
former Chairman of China Grain Reserves Corp
in Henan, was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
He was charged with bribery, due to accumulating massive
assets from unidentified sources, and given a life sentence.
The court confiscation all his personal property.
Li Changxuan went missing in December 2011
when he was detained and interrogated by
the Central Discipline Inspection Commission.
This was said to be related to multiple corruption
cases associated with Sinograin in Henan.
Henan is a major grain-producing province.
Since 2011, more than a dozen senior, division level
cadres at Sinograin in Henan have been sacked.
They were former directors of various depots,
such as Zhu Quncheng, Yao Baoshan,
Ren Guochang, Qiao Jianjun, and so forth.
Many other local depots are said to be involved
in misappropriation of funds, fraud, and reselling.
On May 27, the Central First Inspection team
stationed themselves at the Sinograin Corp.
A few days later on May 31, fires broke out in 79 barns
at the Lindian depot, which resulted in the loss of
47,000 tons of grain, costing nearly 100 million Yuan.
In early June, the Ministry of Supervision announced
that former Vice Governor of Anhui Province, Ni Fake,
was being investigated for serious violation of discipline.
He was involved in deceiving former Premier,
Zhu Rongji, with a false image of full reserves,
while he was Deputy Secretary of Wuhu City.
Xia Ming, a political science professor
at City University, New York commented.
The Communist regime’s corrupt officials have
reached some of the highest levels in human history.
They all deserve to receive the most severe punishment,
whether or not they are involved in starting the fires.
Xia Ming: “In China, these corruption
cases are called a “nest of mice".
The nest full of mice started the
fires, in order to cover up the crime.”
Columnist Sema Tai believes the struggle against
anti-corruption has shifted from protecting each other.
It is now resorting to violence.
Political commentator Lan Su indicates anti-corruption under
the current Communist system only serves to ease social
conflicts, and reshuffle the benefactors of vested interests.
It does not govern over corruption.
Lan Su: “Anti-corruption is only superficial.
The Communist regime is facing
social conflicts in the extreme.
Any reform is only a personnel arrangement.
Every position or title comes with huge interests.
Shuffling titles is exchanging who has the vested interests.
Anti-corruption has been manipulated as a
way to promote people with shared interests.”
The split within the Communist regime is now open.
Even the state controlled media do not speak with one
voice, as each one is controlled by a different faction.
For instance, Xinhua News reported that the Sinograin
fire had nothing to do with the Central Inspection Team.
It also said the fire caused a total loss of 3 Million Yuan.
Luo Hongquan, Deputy Director of Heilongjiang Lindian
Depot, claimed the loss was more than 80 Million Yuan.
Lan Su: “It clearly indicates that the struggle
among various interest groups has gone public.
It used to be everyone at least pretended to be
noble, but now the fights are ugly, and going public.”
Since the beginning of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption
campaign, fires have broken out that coincide with
Wang Qishan dispatching his central inspection teams.
While the grain reserve fire was unsolved, fires also
broke out in the oil reserve and the cotton reserve.
An arson game seems to be taking place in the regime.