Saturday, February 11, 2012

Is Wang Lijun’s open letter to the world believable?

Wang Lijun 王立军@peterpeng210.blogspot.com

On February 06, China Chongqing Vice-Mayor Wang Lijun (王立军) entered the US consulate in southwest China and remained there for one day, according to the office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman. On February 10, www.danwei.com posted the translation of a so-called Purported Open Letter from Wang Lijun (attached at the bottom). After reading the open letter, the analysts believe it should be believable and truly from Wang Lijun. The letter explained well why Wang rebelled against Bo Xilai (薄熙来), his boss, top leader of the Chinese Communist Party in Chongqing.

As why Wang Lijun did stay for one day in the US consulate in Chengdu of China and left there with his own volition, the analysts believe, under the situation then, Wang had to take this way to escape from Bo Xilai’s control and chase, so as to reach Chinese Central Government. He left the US consulate without seeking asylum was because he still thought he was a kid of his parent, the Chinese Communist Party, although he would have to pay the cost with his political life for the trip to the US consulate.

The analysts believe Wang Lijun must have had much evidence that should be enough to topple Bo Xilai, otherwise, it was too ridiculous for Wang to take such a kamikaze act. Wang Lijun exposed his party’s internal problem to the world will not be tolerated by the Chinese Communist Party, even his materials against Bo Xilai can be proved later to be watertight. As a senior official in the Chinese political system, Wang has no reason to unknown this rule.

In China, there is an idiom Yu Shi Wang Po (鱼死网破), which can be translated as Everyone Is A Loser. Wang Lijun launched such a kamikaze attack reflected that Bo Xilai over-used too much his subordinates for the consolidation of his own political status, and Bo still does not know how to sail well in China’s political sea, due to a lack of critical experience to understand the bitterness of his subordinates' work. Because of his father, Bo Xilai got easily the recent position in China political stage. Now he has to pay back for this helicopter-style promotion.



Following is the attachment from http://www.danwei.com/unverified-open-letter-from-wang-lijun/
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Li Yinhe’s note:
I don’t know the whole situation so I cannot judge it, but I am just putting Wang Lijun’s own one-sided statement out there.

My open letter to the whole world:
When everyone sees this letter, I’ll either be dead or have lost my freedom. I want to explain to the whole world the reasons behind my actions. In short: I don’t want to see the Party’s biggest hypocrite Bo Xilai carry on performing: When such evil officials ruling the state, it will lead to calamity for China and disaster for our nation.

Bo Xilai’s “Singing Red Songs” is a farce, a show designed specifically to gain him entrance to the Standing Committee. This is Bo Xilai’s “Cultural Revolution”! He is a despot who makes arbitrary decisions, hateful and ruthless. If you going along with him you’ll prosper, go against him and you’ll perish. He always forces his subordinates to use any means possible to do all kinds of unspeakable things on his behalf. If you don’t comply you are dealt with ruthlessly. He treats people like chewing gum: after a little chew, he just throws you away, and he doesn’t care whose fit you ender up under.

He is really the capo di tutti capi. He has taken over the Party, the people and the whole city of Chongqing, and turned it into his personal fiefdom. His personality is such that he will not give up the goal of become the top mob boss of China and to achieve this goal he is willing to do anything.

Bo Xilai has the reputation of being honest and upright, but he is actually corrupt to the core, conniving at his family members getting outrageously rich. I have documented these matters, and have already submitted reports to the relevant parties and I also ask that friends abroad help to circulate this letter to the world. I also hope to one day use these materials to publish a book.

Bo Xilai has ruthlessly fought his way to the top, as you can see from his struggling against his own father in the Cultural Revolution, and the way he has treated his brothers and sisters, and his ex-wife. I was willing to risk my life on his behalf, and he treated me worse than he’d treat a dog. When I first refused to his dirty work, he had my driver and other people taken away, as a threat to me.

Well, a gentleman prefers death over humiliation! I am not a hero; I am willing to give my sweat and blood for the people, but I am no longer quietly cry while working under the thumb of such an evil man. Everybody’s got to die, I am willing to use my life to expose the Bo Xilai. For the sake of ridding the Chinese system of this scourge on the people, this brazen careerist, I am willing to sacrifice everything!

Wang Lijun
February 3, 2012