Skip to comments.China: Beijing Steps In to Steady City Bo Ruled
Posted on 04/20/2012 7:08:12 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Beijing Steps In to Steady City Bo Ruled
By BRIAN SPEGELE
BEIJINGA senior Chinese leader expressed concern over the stability of development in Chongqing, the city run by fallen politician Bo Xilai until last month, and promised greater central-government support for the city in the aftermath of the upheaval.
The statement marks the latest sign that China's central government is working to secure its hold over Chongqing, where Mr. Bo built a power base that helped launch him to national prominence. In recent weeks Chinese authorities have amped up official rhetoric against Mr. Bo and increased scrutiny of the city's high public-spending levels.
Zhi Shuping, a member of the Communist Party's Central Committee as well as its top discipline arm, said that the city's development and stability was in a "very critical period," according to a statement posted Friday on a government website.
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On a more interesting note, an article featured in SK's Chosun Ilbo says that there was indeed a confrontation between two armed troops. The domestic security chief mobilized paramilitary police to surround Zhong Nan Hai, the seat of Chinese regime, while the troops from unit 8341, which guards the place, came out to face them on the order of PM Wen Jiabao. Eventually paramilitary police pulled back after a tense standoff during which shouting matches ensued between the two groups. It was over the custody of Xu Ming, a key business crony of Bo Xilai. Xu also happens to have close relationship with Wen Jiabao as well.
So there was a coup of sorts: a tense military standoff between those loyal to domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang and those loyal to prime minister Wen Jiabao.
I guess in China they say “It’s Bo’s fault!”
The domestic security chief mobilized paramilitary police
Time for self criticism and re-education for the police,
for the chief if he lives it’s Lao gai.
More ripples, spreading farther.
Still the man’s lucky he’s not Bo the dog to be eaten!
Any chance you can provide a more thorough translation and post this as an original translation with an appropriate header (like "Armed confrontation between rival factions in Beijing that fizzled")? I think this would belong in either Front Page or Breaking News.
You'd think, but you'd be wrong.
Maybe we can send those authorities to Washington DC and have them go after Congress and their high spending.
EXCLUSIVE: Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai Conspired to Force Google Out of China
Bo was willing to promise that Google would be thrust out of China, but a quid quo pro was involved. Bo needed Baidu to cooperate with Chongqing officials and lift the censorship on articles criticizing Party head Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and presumptive next Party head Xi Jinping. The articles would be published on websites outside China favoring former Party head Jiang Zemin.
The articles targeting Xi were especially important, Bo said. Li agreed.
In March 2010 Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang arranged another meeting with Li Yanhong. According to investigative reports by the CCPs Committee for Disciplinary Inspection, they came up with a very detailed plan to achieve a powerful online campaign against Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, and Xi Jinping.
This corroborates that it was a coup attempt.
CHONGQING, China: In an attempt to quash an investigation into his wife for the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood, Bo Xilai had at least seven people seized and tortured two to death, a document read out to Chinese government officials stated.
yep. coup. blacked out.
More about the failed coup:
Zhang Tianliang: False News and Zhou Yongkang
Jiang Zemins Faction on the Brink of Collapse
Hu Jintao consolidates power ahead of 18th National Congress http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china-news/jiang-zemin-s-faction-on-the-brink-of-collapse-225208.html
Sounds like a scene from typical Chinese historical drama. Whatever money Heywood made, he won’t have a chance to spend it anymore.
And thanks to having “confessed”, she’ll be executed before she can recant.
Henry VII did the same thing with his hired assassin — he got on the “king’s” bad side, and to save his skin, he confessed to having murdered the Little Princes, but claimed to have done so at the behest of his boss’ blood enemy, Richard III.
After the confession, Henry VII had him executed anyway.
Citing “nearly a dozen people with party ties”, it said the disgraced Mr Bo ran a wire-tapping network across Chongqing, where he was party chief.
His officials even listened to a phone call involving Hu Jintao, it said.
When will the movie be released?