Recently, a number of mainland official media reported on the “20-year backward investigation” of corruption in the coal sector in Inner Mongolia, which was used by the Chinese Communist Party to show its determination to fight corruption. However, the published figures and circumstances highlight the hopelessness of the CCP’s officialdom.
On June 7, a party media report mentioned the figures updated on the night of May 26: “The discipline inspection and supervision organs in the region (Inner Mongolia) have received 3,982 coal-related clues, filed 700 cases and 987 people, including 62 people at the department and bureau levels, 227 people at the county level, and 14 cadres have taken the initiative to surrender… …”, the article also said that the coal-related corruption cases in Inner Mongolia “catch a nest even a string”, because “between the political and business eventually derived from a huge chain of coal-related interests, relationship network and common corruption group “The company’s main business is the development of the company’s business.
It is worth noting that this “20-year backward investigation” in Inner Mongolia is only for the coal industry, which was only launched a year ago, but it is not expected that nearly 300 officials were pulled down. This comes after several years of high-profile anti-corruption efforts by the Chinese Communist Party, but a large number of corrupt officials have still slipped through the net. Now that the Chinese Communist Party has taken the initiative to admit the corruption in the coal sector in Inner Mongolia, how many other “huge chains of interests, networks and groups of corrupt people” are still to be investigated and dealt with, looking at the whole country from Inner Mongolia and other systems from coal? How much of the people’s money has been embezzled?
The media named some officials in the dart: the former deputy director of the Inner Mongolia Department of Natural Resources Wang Jie, Wulanchabu municipal party secretary Du Xuejun, the autonomous region’s Department of Transportation Director Bai Zhi, the former director of the autonomous region’s Department of Land Bai Dun, Erdos City Coal Bureau former director Guo Chengxin, Inner Mongolia Mining Group Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, General Manager Su Rileg and others.
Take Bai Dun as an example, the Inner Mongolia Discipline Inspection Commission issued a document, saying that he “lost his ideals and beliefs, abandoned his original mission”, “engaged in power and money transactions”, “solicited huge amounts of property; family property and expenses obviously exceeded legitimate income, and the difference was particularly The difference is particularly large.” These words also apply to other corrupt officials.
On June 18, the trial of Guo Chengxin, former Party Secretary and Director of Ordos Coal Bureau, for “accepting bribes and unexplained source of large amount of property” was held. Guo Chengxin was accused of taking bribes of more than 90 million RMB and having more than 110 million RMB that could not be accounted for. This case is quite frightening, a department-level official corruption amounted to 200 million! So how much did other more senior officials embezzle?
The corrupt officials who were fixed were all party members. The party media reporter said, “These people are all trained by the organization for many years, in key positions in important departments”, “many of them also have a shining halo”. Indeed, corrupt officials of all sizes have been reappointed by the Party, and their halo and power were given by the Party. In other words, the Party has nurtured and transported one group of corrupt officials after another.
Guo Chengxin’s so-called confession was broadcast by the land media, in which he claimed, “The coal sector was a little too crazy in those years, which spoiled a group of cadres and brought down the social atmosphere.” The official media tried to shift the blame through the mouth of Guo Chengxin, as if the “coal field” is the culprit. The “coal field” is composed of different levels, different departments, officials seek personal gain by power, businessmen seek personal gain by money, collusion between government and business, use each other, resulting in the corruption and chaos of the entire industry. The root of the problem is the slippage of morality and the deterioration of people’s hearts.
Why has the CCP officialdom become a hotbed of corruption? Because the CCP is a one-party dictatorship that holds the power of the party, government, and military, and controls the judicial, media, and propaganda systems, and suppresses civil dissent through violence, without any institution to monitor or restrain it. As a result, the party is able to do whatever it wants, and party-appointed cadres are given a personal pass to do whatever they want within their sphere of competence.
On the other hand, the CCP monopolizes the country’s land, minerals, and other resources, and enjoys and arbitrarily distributes the material wealth created by the people. Then, officials appointed by the party are also given the privilege of manipulating resources and getting a share of the pie. For example, the family of Zhou Yongkang, former member of the Standing Committee of the CCP Political Bureau and Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee, controls the mainland’s oil industry, and Jiang Zemin’s family controls the domestic telecommunications industry. Both Jiang and Zhou’s families were so corrupt that they were rich beyond their means. Zhou reportedly amassed a total of more than 133.1 billion yuan, and this is a greatly reduced figure.
In the 72 years of the CCP’s rule, there have been as many corrupt officials as there are cows, and the amount of corruption they have committed has repeatedly broken world records. According to the Wikipedia entry, the People’s Bank of China published a report on June 15, 2011, “A Study on the Ways of Transferring Assets to Overseas by Corrupt Elements in China and Monitoring Methods”, 16,000 to 18,000 cadres fled the country before June 2008, carrying money amounting to RMB 800 billion.
“The Chinese Communist Party is slapping itself in the face, which is a great irony to the “institutional confidence” it preaches all day long. What kind of “original intention” and “mission” is this? How is the CCP qualified to “lead” and “represent” the people? On what basis does it ask the people to “listen to the Party and follow it”? How can such a party “thrive”?