Less than a year before the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Zhongnanhai is carrying out an overhaul of the political and law teams in the official circles, and many places are conducting a 20-year investigation of officials in the political and law departments, directly tracing back to the period of Jiang Zemin’s rule. The source told Vision Times that the recent earthquake in the northeast, the arrests and suicides of many secretaries and mayors in Heilongjiang Province, are in fact related to gang of Du Jijun, known as the “King of Northeast Politics and Law”, who has a Jiang faction background. The first of these is the “Godfather of King of Northeast China’s Political and Law”, a Jiang faction lackey, who is the fourth provincial ministerial-level political and law official to fall after the fall of the three top political and law officials last year.
Twenty Ten Approaches Political and Legal Department Becomes a Heavyweight in Power Struggle of Factions
Xi Jinping’s “tiger crackdown” since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012 has rocked the political and law system. According to incomplete statistics, from January 2013 to September 2017, at least 81 officials have committed suicide, most of whom are senior officials of the political and law system. 2017, since the 19th CCP National Congress, at least 8 senior officials of the political and legal system and more than 150 departmental officials have fallen.
Since 2020, Zhongnanhai has been investigating and rectifying 35 political and legal institutions in Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Henan, Sichuan and Shaanxi, with courts, procuratorates, public security bureaus, judicial bureaus, state security bureaus, prisons and other institutions as pilots. By the end of November last year, 2,247 of the 16,000 police officers, or one out of less than eight people in the pilot units had been dealt with.
From last year to this year, four senior officials of the political and legal system have fallen, namely Sun Lijun, vice minister of the Ministry of Public Security, Gong Daoan, vice mayor of Shanghai and director of public security, and Deng Cullin, vice mayor of Chongqing and director of public security; on June 1, 2021, Gan Rongkun, known as the “godfather of the Northeast political and law king” and former secretary of the political and legal committee of Heilongjiang Province and current secretary of the political and legal committee of Henan Province, fell.
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