Zhang Wenshen (right), secretary of the Nanyang Municipal Party Committee, promoted the “water-hydrogen engine” car project, which was once a sensation and later accused of being a “Ponzi scheme”. (Photo source: video screenshot)
Recently, the Communist Party of China (CPC) authorities held a national summing-up and commendation conference in Beijing for the fight against poverty. Xi Jinping presented awards to representatives of “advanced individuals” and “advanced groups”. Xi also claimed that “all 98.99 million rural poor people have been lifted out of poverty under the current standards, and all 832 poverty-stricken counties have been removed from the list.
According to the Nanyang Daily, seven people were honored as “advanced individuals” in Nanyang, including the city’s municipal party secretary Zhang Wenshen.
Among the 86 people in Henan province who were “advanced individuals,” Zhang was the only municipal party secretary in the province to be selected, if you exclude Shi Bingrui, director of Henan’s poverty alleviation office.
Microblog user “made two generations”, “red reference” magazine editor-in-chief Chen Hongtao February 25 microblogging said, Henan Province’s municipal party committee secretary inside, the only one national poverty alleviation advanced individual, really very good!
Chen Hongtao issued a microblogging picture, a picture showing Nanyang municipal party secretary Zhang Wenshun, below the words “I am blushing for you”.
Another picture shows Zhang Wenshen praising “very good!” in English after taking a ride in a prototype car during a 2019 study of a new energy vehicle with a hydrogen engine for youth cars located in Nanyang.
A picture attached to a microblog posted by Chen Hongtao shows Zhang Wenshen praising the “youth car water-hydrogen engine new energy vehicle” project in English after taking a ride in the prototype. (Photo source: web screenshot)
It is reported that Zhang Wenshen had praised Pang Youth’s “water-hydrogen engine” car project, claiming that hydrogen could be produced as fuel by adding only water, which was questioned by public opinion. According to the land media, Nanyang has invested 4 billion yuan in Pang’s hydrogen engine project, accounting for half of the total investment of more than 8 billion yuan in the so-called enterprise.
Before that, Pang Youth had been listed as a defaulted executor for as many as 20 times, and had encountered crises such as bankruptcy and liquidation filed by creditors. After Zhang Wenshen’s endorsement of the company was questioned, the Chinese Communist Party‘s official media have published articles saying that the company had cheated the state of new energy subsidies. the company declared bankruptcy in late 2019.
Rumors then spread that Chen Hongtao had been arrested. He Guangwei, a senior mainland media figure, posted a microblog on the 27th, saying, “I heard that this netizen named Chen Hongtao was taken away yesterday by “Safe Nanyang” (the official microblog of the Nanyang Municipal Government) for using his public number to comment on an article on “Nanyang Publishing” (the official microblog of the Nanyang Municipal Government). Nanyang Public Security Bureau official microblogging) yesterday. What’s going on?”
Netizen “torrent 1921” also said in a Weibo post, “Chen Hongtao, editor-in-chief of Red Reference and a media figure from Fangcheng, Nanyang, Henan, was taken away from his Home in Fangcheng on the morning of Feb. 26 by the authorities. It is suspected to be due to an article published by his public number ‘Fangcheng Story’, in which screenshots show that all the leading cadres such as secretaries at all levels in Nanyang City who have won national advanced individuals in poverty alleviation.”
At present, it is not yet possible to know whether Chen Hongtao was released.