Zhou probe sends warning to tigers
BEIJING - The announcement of the investigation of former senior official Zhou Yongkang has revealed the courage and resolution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to purify itself and run itself with strict discipline.
Authorities announced on Tuesday that the CPC Central Committee has decided to place Zhou under investigation for suspected serious disciplinary violation.
The investigation on Zhou, a former Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, will be conducted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
While putting an end to the months-long speculation and hearsay about Zhous case, the announcement also clearly terminated a myth among many people that senior leaders are regarded to be immune from the Party discipline regulation and the countrys law enforcement.
However, as long as the problem of officials misconduct exists, the drive to hunt both high-ranking tigers and low-ranking flies will never end.
Amid the campaign, no one is entitled to an impunity, and Zhou s case has once again warned the Party members and officials not to take chances with the Partys determination to enforce its discipline.
According to the CCDI, around 40 officials of provincial and ministerial level or higher have been investigated for corruption or other serious disciplinary violations since November 2012.
Among them were Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China s Central Military Commission, and Su Rong, then vice chairman of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference National Committee.
Before the Party discipline, all members are equal and nobody will be made an exception. xinhuanet.com