Wang Youqun: Zhu Rongji opposes Xi Jinping’s third term in office? | Zhu Rongji wrote to the Central Committee | For Xi Jinping | Zeng Qinghong

[Epoch Times, April 1, 2022]On March 25, overseas Chinese media broke the news: Zhu Rongji, the former Premier of the State Council of the Communist Party of China, wrote to the Central Committee on March 10 and put forward nine opinions.against Xi Jinping

For example, the ninth opinion is: “To advocate daring to tell the truth, I, Zhu Rongji, are not afraid of auditing accounts, not afraid of keeping them in custody, and not afraid of harm to children and grandchildren. Judging from the tone of this sentence, there is a big stance of “willing to be cut, dare to pull the emperor off his horse”.

Ten days earlier, on March 15, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Shrinking China’s Economic Activity Exposes Cracks in Xi Jinping’s Power.” The article quoted CCP insiders as revealing that some retired CCP leaders who still have a political voice have recently publicly opposed Xi Jinping’s desire to break the established leadership succession system, including former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji.

The Wall Street Journal is one of the international mainstream media, authoritative and influential. Since the Wall Street Journal reported that “Zhu Rongji opposes Xi Jinping,” then,Zhu Rongji’s letter to the centerput forward nine opinions, it seems logical.

After the “Wall Street Journal” report came out, many commentators interpreted it from different angles. Therefore, “Zhu Rongji’s opposition to Xi Jinping’s third re-election” has become a hot topic in overseas media.

But could Zhu Rongji openly oppose Xi Jinping at the historic moment before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China?

In 2013, “People’s Daily Online” published an article “Why are Zhu Rongji different before and after retirement?”. It reads: “In March 2003, Zhu Rongji officially retired from the position of Premier of the State Council. After retiring, Zhu Rongji was very reclusive and very low-key, spending most of the time behind closed doors thanking guests for studying at home and no longer appearing in public. His biggest principle is not to talk about it. Work. He made it clear that he is not in his position, he is not in politics.”

“Zhu Rongji, who left Zhongnanhai, does not always live in Beijing. He has been to Shanghai, Hunan, and Guangdong. But whether in Beijing or in other places, whenever some local officials come to visit politely, Zhu Rongji, who is quick and quick, always speaks well. Always get straight to the point: don’t talk about work.”

By 2022, Zhu Rongji has retired for 19 years, and Zhu is 94 years old this year. In 2020, Zhu’s 92nd birthday was spent in the hospital. At that time, a photo was posted on the Internet: Zhu, wearing a red robe, was celebrating his birthday in a hospital. More than 10 doctors and nurses wearing masks prepared a big cake and sang a happy birthday song and sent blessings. Presumably now Zhu Rongji may still be in the hospital.

Judging from the fact that Zhu has not publicly expressed his views on the internal and foreign affairs of the CCP since his retirement, it is very unlikely that Zhu will openly oppose Xi now.

Second, the above-mentioned report of the Wall Street Journal was published on March 15. On March 21, The Wall Street Journal updated the report, removing all the content of “Zhu Rongji’s public opposition to Xi Jinping” and related content.

Why?

Perhaps the most important reason is that this news cannot be verified. This is because there is no content of Zhu Rongji’s “open opposition to Xi Jinping” in either the reports of the Chinese mainland party media or the CCP’s overseas propaganda reports, and there is no other circumstantial evidence to prove that “Zhu Rongji openly opposed Xi Jinping.” Since it is an “open objection”, there is no need for “disclosure by insiders of the CCP”.

So, who came up with these nine recommendations?

From the eighth proposal, that “recommend by Hu JintaoZeng QinghongWang Yang is in charge of the preparations for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China”, perhaps it can be seen.

First, Xi Jinping is the current General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. The preparations for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China are within the scope of Xi’s authority and cannot be controlled by Hu Jintao.Zeng QinghongThe preparation of these two retired CCP elders could not be led by Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. This is basic common sense. How could Zhu Rongji not even understand these basic common sense?

Second, the CCP has always believed that “power comes from the barrel of a gun”, and whoever holds the military power is the real boss of the CCP. Now, military power is in the hands of Xi. Putting aside Xi, suggesting that three people without military power should prepare the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is tantamount to setting up a new central government, and it is tantamount to treason. How could Zhu Rongji make such a suggestion?

Third, Hu Jintao has been the leader of the Communist Party of China for ten years, but he is only a puppet. At that time, the “barrel of the gun” was in the hands of Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, members of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission, who were promoted and reused by Jiang Zemin; , Zhou Yongkang. In the past ten years, Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong have the final say on major issues.

In the 73 years that the CCP has been in power, Hu Jintao may be the most useless leader of the CCP. Wouldn’t it be a joke to ask Hu to come forward to prepare for the 20th National Congress 10 years after Hu’s retirement? How could Zhu Rongji be so confused?

Fourth, Wang Yang was originally expected to join the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, but because Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong blocked him, he could not be a member of the Standing Committee. At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017, Wang Yang finally became a member of the Standing Committee. He was only the fourth-ranked member of the Standing Committee and the chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference without real power. Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the National People’s Congress, presided over the preparations for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China as the only serving member of the Standing Committee? Zhu Rongji admires Wang Yang again, is it impossible to make such a suggestion?

The real point of this proposal is that Zeng Qinghong is advised to participate in the preparations for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Zeng Qinghong, former member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and vice-chairman of the state, is the number two figure in the Jiang Zemin faction of the Communist Party of China.

Since Xi Jinping launched an anti-corruption campaign in 2013, 560 senior officials at the vice-provincial and ministerial level and other central management cadres have been investigated and dealt with. Most of them were promoted and reused by Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong.

These “Tigers”, “Tigers’ Sons”, and Tigers’ Grandsons,” as well as the “Old Tigers” and “Tiger Kings” Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong behind them, have a deep hatred for Xi, and they must be eliminated quickly.

Before the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017, Xi’s biggest political enemies were Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong; before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2022, Xi’s biggest political enemies were still Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong.

Given that Jiang is nearly 96 years old and may be dying, the actual head of the Jiang faction is Zeng Qinghong. The highest commander-in-chief of the anti-Xi forces at home and abroad is Zeng Qinghong.

Before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the struggle between Xi and political enemies within the CCP was most concentrated in the “Xi Zeng struggle”.

For Jiang, Zeng and the interest groups they represent, bringing Xi down before or at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China may be their last chance to get rid of Xi.

The above suggestions mentioned that Zeng Qinghong participated in the preparation of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The author believes that the real information disclosed may be: these nine suggestions were written by Zeng Qinghong’s men and horses under the guise of Zhu Rongji, and were distributed overseas for the purpose of After the “Wall Street Journal” report came out, it heated up the anti-Xi public opinion.

On February 18, Yuan Hongbing, a jurist living in Australia, told the Epoch Times reporter that according to the information he had received from the CCP system, the anti-Xi forces were instigating a public opinion offensive to “scold Xi” and put Xi in a position that thousands of people refer to.

The above-mentioned nine suggestions written by the Central Committee in the name of Zhu Rongji are likely to be one of the components of the “scolding Xi” public opinion offensive led by Zeng Qinghong as the commander-in-chief.

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