Former Chinese Finance Minister Jin Renqing.
This reminds the author of the second generation of Hong Kong, Chen Tonghai, who was sentenced to death with a suspended death sentence for taking huge amounts of bribes, and the court also explained the doubts from the outside world.In a special report of Xinhua News Agency at that time, it was written like this: Chen Tonghai accepted bribes
1.9573亿余元被判处死缓，而法院曾对一些比其犯罪数额小的受贿犯判处Death penalty立即执行，如成克杰(受贿4000多万元)、王怀忠(受贿517.1万元、巨额财产来源不明480.58万元)、郑筱萸(受贿600多万元)等人，这是为什么呢？为此，法院有关principal表示，受贿数额是对犯罪分子量刑需要考量的重要因素之一，但不是唯一重要因素。“回顾法院曾经判处的受贿案件，确实存在对一些比陈同海犯罪数额小的受贿犯罪分子判处Death penalty、立即执行的情况，例如成克杰、王怀忠、郑筱萸等”，这位principal说，“这些受贿犯罪分子都不具有法定从轻处罚情节，而且还分别具有拒不认罪，索贿、受贿行为造成后果极其严重等从重处罚情节，因此法院依法对其判处了Death penalty，立即执行。
“法院之所以对陈同海未判处Death penalty，立即执行，而是判处Death penalty，缓期二年执行，是基于陈同海具有以下从宽处罚的量刑情节。其一，在因其他违纪问题被有关部门调查期间，陈主动交代了组织不掌握的全部受贿事实，构成自首；其二，案发后主动退缴了全部赃款；其三，向有关部门检举他人违法违纪线索，为有关案件的查处发挥了作用；其四，认罪态度好，能够如实供述自己的犯罪事实，有悔罪表现。”
Du Shicheng, former Deputy Secretary of Shandong Province and Secretary of Qingdao Municipal Party Committee, and his mistress Li Wei and Chen Tonghai. (Public Domain)
However, the court at that time avoided a very specific question from the local media that the central government's official website dared to forward it, that is: even if it is true that Chen Tonghai's bribes have been fully refunded, then his monthly public expenditure during his reign "Communication Fees"
It ranges from one million to two million, with an average of XNUMX yuan per day. This large sum of money spent cannot be "refunded" at all. Why not be punished according to the amount of corruption?
As for the specific content of the court’s “performance of meritorious service” for Chen Tonghai’s extortion: “Reporting clues to other people’s violations of laws and disciplines to relevant departments has played a role in the investigation of relevant cases”, which is what we introduced in the previous article of this column around mainland China. The most famous high-ranking official shared the "story chain" of his mistress Li Wei.
According to the investigation, Li Wei established nearly 20 companies in Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and overseas before being imprisoned, involved in tobacco, real estate, advertising, petroleum, securities and other industries, with related assets of nearly XNUMX billion yuan.
At that time, Li Wei was introduced to Beijing through a financial officer, and began to weave an umbrella network with the hands of Xianlian Capital and the officialdom.Among those who had contacts with Li Wei, in addition to the group serving their sentences in Qincheng Prison, many other provincial and ministerial officials were trapped in mud and retired due to "inadvertent friendships" and "serious violations of discipline."
As mentioned in the previous article of this column, four of Li Wei's senior officials at or above the vice-provincial level have been sentenced to death with a suspended death sentence and three have been sentenced to life imprisonment.As for the above article, which was reprinted on a website in Mainland China at the time, I didn’t dare to name it because I was "inadvertently making friends" with Li Wei.
The provincial and ministerial officials who were forced to disarm and retreat were talking about the "financial chief" who "introduced her into Beijing"—
Jin Renqing, then Minister of Finance of the State Council, and Xu Yongyue, then Minister of National Security.
Former Minister of State Security Xu Yongyue. (Public Domain)
"Inadvertently making friends" was the word used in the internal report of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that required the National Organ Work Committee to give Jin Renqing a piece of party warning and sanctions.
We have already introduced in the previous article of this column that Jin Renqing was a member of the then Premier Zhu Rongji and was confessed by Chen Tonghai as a candidate for the next Politburo member and secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee. .
After this paragraph, the Xinhua News Agency’s bulletin added a special sentence: "Jin Renqing himself proposed to resign as Minister of Finance."
Prior to this, the personnel arrangements for the 10th National People's Congress held in October of that year naturally also included the arrangements for the "new national leaders" at the XNUMXth National People's Congress to be held in March of the following year. One is that Jin Renqing entered the Politburo and succeeded Liu Qi, who has served as a member of the Politburo and served as the secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee for five years.At this time, Wang Qishan, deputy secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Beijing, was appointed as a member of the Politburo and vice premier of the State Council.
The “second plan” that the author also heard at the time was that Wang Qishan, the mayor of Beijing at the time, entered the Politburo and was promoted to the secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee on the spot; Jin Renqing entered the Politburo and became the Vice Premier of Finance and Economics.
However, Liu Qi, who could not get around the above two plans, was re-elected as a member of the Politburo by default at that time, and was changed from the secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee to vice chairman of the National People's Congress and concurrently chairman of the National Federation of Trade Unions.
After Jin Renqing's accident, the plan was changed to Liu Qi staying as a member of the Politburo and continuing to serve as the new secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee.
Li Wei's network. (Public Domain)
After Liu Qi was temporarily decided to take over as secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Wang Zhaoguo, chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, who was about to expire at that time, was also temporarily decided to continue to serve as the chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions as a member of the Politburo.
In this way, after Jin Renqing was confessed by Chen Tonghai,
At that time, many overseas Chinese media quoted relevant reports published in Duo Duo.com's Duo Duo Monthly, saying that "the Minister of National Security opened the door for'senior officials and public lovers'."
-Even, it is Xu Yongyue who opened the door for the "senior official public lover".
The report also said: Li Wei, who has an ambiguous relationship with more than a dozen high-ranking officials, including Du Shicheng, former deputy secretary of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee, and Chen Tonghai, chairman of Sinopec, and known as the "public mistress of high-ranking officials." To celebrate, Xu Yongyue relied on the power of Minister of Security of China to open the door for him: he not only approved the relevant documents and special expenses for Li Wei to Hong Kong, but also approved her as a "special identity."
-Li Wei changed his mind and entered and exited Hong Kong in the name of a key person performing a certain "special task", and later obtained the status of a Hong Kong resident.
The highest decision-making level was shocked by the news, and even more angry. There were leaders who instructed to deal with it seriously.But after investigating all the circumstances, it was difficult to start.The difficulty lies in the fact that Xu Yongyue has been in charge of the Ministry of National Security for nine years, and has mastered too many secrets of the party and the state. If it is not handled properly and the conflicts intensify, it may lead to a wider range of troubles and it will not be able to stop it.
The insider said that in the end, the authorities had to decide to let Xu Yongyue step down and retire and appoint his deputy Geng Huichang to take over, and the matter was rushed.Draw onA period.
Different from the previous introduction, the special report issued by the official Xinhua News Agency specifically emphasized that Jin Renqing had proposed his resignation, but there was no such special explanation for Xu Yongyue's removal.
但是，相比于许永跃以及金人庆这两个时任中央委员，与他们两个同时被当局以全国人大Standing Committee会名义宣布免职的，连个中央候补委员都不是的时任国务院人事部长张柏林被宣布免去一线职务的同时，立刻就被安排进入全国人大的专门委员会，在次年三月又被正式安排第十一届全国人大Standing Committee会委员和全国人大法律委员会副主任委员。如此一来，其政治生命就can被延续到七十岁整。而与张柏林同岁的许永跃和比张柏林年轻两岁的金人庆，则都没有被安排二线职务，这无疑是这两个人都“出了问题”的最有力证明。
In fact, before Xu Yongyue was removed from office, Jia Chunwang, who was born in the second generation of the Red Army and served as Minister of National Security and Minister of Public Security, was "elected" for the first session of the Supreme Prosecutor at the age of nearly 2007. long.Therefore, before the XNUMXth National Congress of the Communist Party of China in XNUMX, at least the Ministry of National Security was going viral. Although Xu Yongyue was XNUMX years old, he would still succeed as a member of the Central Committee at the XNUMXth National Congress, because it had already been scheduled for the next term. The highest attorney general, from official to deputy state level.
In this way, among the large number of high-ranking officials who fell under the skirt of the public mistress Li Weiliu, in addition to the ones we introduced in the previous article of this column, four were sentenced to death with reprieve and three were sentenced to life; and Two of them were ruined alive and ruined the already-determined prospects for promotion to deputy national level.
(The article only represents the standpoint and opinion of the special commentator)
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