On Friday, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and other eight departments jointly interviewed 10 new transportation industry platform companies, including DDT, Shouqi, Cao Cao, Meituan, T3, Gaode, Tikta, Full Help, Cargo Lala, and Fast Dog Taxi.
The eight departments responsible for the interviews are members of the CPC’s “Ministry and Joint Conference on Cooperative Supervision of New Transport Industries,” including the Ministry of Transport, the Central Internet Information Office, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the General Administration of Market Supervision, and the State Bureau of Letters and Calls.
Taiwan’s Free Times reported on May 14 that the Chinese Communist Party has recently conducted interviews with Internet technology companies and implemented anti-monopoly investigations, and that eight departments of the Chinese Communist Party have jointly interviewed 10 new transportation companies, naming them for arbitrary price adjustments, monopolization of freight information, and other behaviors that need to be corrected, indicating that the regulatory hand of the Chinese Communist Party is reaching out to other industries.
According to the interviews, recent problems reflected by various sectors of the Chinese community include high percentage of car-hailing platforms, non-transparent distribution mechanisms, arbitrary adjustment of pricing rules, etc.; freight platforms have a monopoly on freight information, maliciously low freight rates, arbitrary increases in membership fees, etc., all of which are suspected of infringing on the rights and interests of employees.
The interview requires the companies to face the existing problems, the implementation of corporate responsibility and immediate correction, including a reasonable percentage of draw and service fees, correct the violation of rights and interests of business practices, improve the environment for drivers and so on.
It is worth noting that the last item proposed in the interview is to “play a leading role in party building” and strengthen ideological and political education.
Recently, the Chinese Communist Party has not only accelerated the pace of appropriation of the assets of private enterprises by “the state into the people”, but also strengthened its ideological control over private enterprises by planting “party branches” in private enterprises.
The New York Times reported on April 22 that top Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is punishing and humiliating China’s wealthy, insisting on broader control over the country’s private sector, demanding that they remain loyal to the Party and put social stability ahead of profits.
China’s private sector tycoons have amassed enormous wealth and social influence, which the CCP has determined to be out of bounds. While the CCP authorities need the private sector to help sustain economic growth, they do not want entrepreneurs to undermine the party’s dominance in society at large.
Richard McGregor, a senior fellow at the Lowy Institute and author of The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers, said that for the CCP For the CCP, there can be no “independent power centers outside the Party,” says Richard McGregor, author of The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers.
Kellee S. Tsai, a political scientist at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, says that in China it is difficult to say that the emperor has no clothes on.