Zhou probe sends warn­ing to ‘tigers’

Viet Nam News - - Asia -

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 Zhou’s 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 coun­try’s 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 Party’s 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 Peo­ple’s Po­lit­i­cal Con­sul­ta­tive Con­fer­ence Na­tional Com­mit­tee.

Be­fore the Party dis­ci­pline, all mem­bers are equal and no­body will be made an ex­cep­tion. — xinhuanet.com

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