Translator: billwilliam [Elite G-Translators & Authentic Writing Team]
The Chinese Communist Party is not a solid block, and infighting among rival factions can be fierce. On April 26, Communist China’s Supreme Procuratorate announced the arrest of Dong Hong, former deputy director of the Central Inspection Team, over the allegation of accepting bribes. Dong Hong used to be a secretary of Bo Yibo (Bo Xilai’s father), a former top leader of the CCP. Dong is also a long-time subordinate of Vice Chairman Wang Qishan, who saw Dong as his right-hand man and “chief administrator.”
Being a long-time follower of Wang Qishan, Dong Hong is nicknamed Wang’s “chief secretary” and “chief administrator.” Dong has been Wang’s subordinate for years and has always been at his side when Wang Qishan served in several positions, such as the Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, Director of the State Council System Reform Office, Secretary of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee, and the Mayor of Beijing. However, after last year’s Lunar New Year, Sun Lijun and Meng Jianzhu were arrested one after another. (Sun is the former Deputy Minister of Public Security, and Meng is the former head of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission.) Real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, a close associate of Wang Qishan, was also sentenced to 18 years in jail last September for writing an article critical of Xi Jinping. During that period, Wang Qishan almost disappeared from public sight.
At the beginning of last October, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) notified Dong Hong that he was under investigation for serious violations of rules and the law. Afterward, in the live broadcast on the second anniversary of the “Wang Jian’s murder” press conference on November 20, Mr. Miles Guo conjectured that if Wang Jian (co-founder of HNA Group) did not die, then Dong Hong, Chen Feng (the other co-founder of HNA), and then Wang Qishan will die in this order. As shows that Dong Hong knows as many core secrets about Wang Qishan as Wang Jian, whose murder was covered up as an accident.
There are signs that the fates of Dong Hong and Wang Qishan are intertwined. Near the end of the month when Dong Hong was arrested, Wang Qishan suddenly appeared at the Bund Financial Summit and proposed protecting against financial risks in Shanghai, the “headquarter” of the “Shanghai Gang.” Jack Ma sharply responded that “there is no systematic risk.” Obviously, Wang Qishan at this time lost political power and became a pawn used by Xi Jinping to consolidate power. During the Two Sessions in March this year, when Wang Qishan attended a meeting with the Hunan Province delegation, he mentioned Xi Jinping’s name at least eight times in his speech.
The timeline when Wang Qishan frequently appeared on TV coincided with the period when Dong Hong was under investigation. On April 12, the CCDI issued another announcement stating that Dong Hong had been expelled from the Communist Party. The announcement listed crimes including engaging in superstition activities, corrupt family habits, grafting, and illegally accepting huge bribes. Until April 26, the CCP’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate made the decision to arrest Dong Hong on charges of bribery. Meanwhile, Wang Qishan appeared at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Boao Asia Forum in Hainan on April 20. He could not hide his dissatisfaction, disdain, and contempt for Xi Jinping. He sarcastically claimed to be an “introducer” for Chairman Xi and a “temporary host. On April 24, Wang Qishan delivered a video speech for the 50th anniversary of the “Ping Pong Diplomacy” between Communist China and the United States. He said, “cooperation is the only correct choice between the two sides.”
In the GTV live broadcast on April 23, Mr. Miles Guo revealed that Wang Qishan is currently under strict surveillance. According to Mr. Guo, Pei Nannan and other trusted bodyguards are no longer seen accompanying Wang Qishan. Wang Qishan took advantage of his attendance at the Boao Forum in Hainan to meet many individuals in secret. During the meeting with an “old comrade” who was recuperating in the Sanya Yalong Bay Branch of PLA 301 Hospital, a person who spoke in favor of Chen Feng was harshly berated by the paranoid Wang Qishan. Apparently, from the investigation on Dong Hong to the formal arrest, Wang Qishan becomes increasingly powerless in his relationship with Xi Jinping.
Mr. Miles Guo also revealed that Xi Jinping had become a loner on his blind path to grab power. There are few credible or capable persons around him. The individuals surrounding Xi are either disloyal persons who may betray him or arrogant and ignorant warmongers. Xi Jinping and Wang Qishan used to collude in the name of “anti-corruption,” but they also fight against each other jealously because either of them knows the other’s secrets. Xi Jinping used high political pressure to crush his former “accomplices,” with whom he had colluded and shared booties. This will certainly trigger Wang Qishan and other political rivals of Xi to counterattack. In the CCP’s endless political infighting, there has never been peaceful coexistence. The bloody internal feud, along with international coalitions against the CCP, will inevitably lead to the ultimate downfall of this evil regime!
(This article only represents the author’s personal views)