[Epoch Times November 26, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporters Ning Haizhong and Luo Ya) Wang Xiaohong, the executive vice minister of the Ministry of Public Security of the Communist Party of China, who is regarded as Xi Jinping’s confidant, has recently taken over the former party secretary of the Ministry of Public Security Zhao Kezhi. . It is expected that Wang Xiaohong will soon take over as Minister of Public Security, and the power struggle behind him has attracted attention.
The CCP’s mouthpiece, Rule of Law Daily, reported on November 25 that, on the 24th, the fifth director (expanded) meeting of the Office of the CCP’s Public Security Team’s Education and Rectification Leading Group was held in Beijing. Wang Xiaohong, the first deputy leader and office director of the group, presided over the meeting and Speak. Wang Xiaohong emphasized that the “poisonous influence” of Sun Lijun, the former deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Security and others, should be “placed in a more prominent position to grasp and keep an eye on the people and things that have problems”.
The aforementioned report showed that Sun Xinyang and Feng Yan, members of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security and deputy heads of the National Public Security Team Education and Rectification Leading Group and Deputy Directors of the Office, attended the meeting, but Zhao Kezhi was absent.
Commentator Chen Pokong analyzed from the media on the 25th that Zhao Kezhi may have something bad. Originally, Wang Xiaohong became party secretary a few days ago, and his status jumped to before Zhao Kezhi. Now Zhao Kezhi is absent from important meetings, which shows that Xi has no trust in Zhao and will replace him before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Chen Pokong also believes that Xi may also act on Zhao Kezhi, mainly because of the assassination of Xi by high-ranking public security officials in various places, and Zhao Kezhi may have known beforehand.
However, official reports show that Guo Shengkun, secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the CPC Central Committee, presided over a plenary meeting of the Political and Legal Committee of the CPC Central Committee on the 25th, and Zhao Kezhi was present.
On the 20th day after Wang Xiaohong took over the post of Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security, the official website of the Ministry of Public Security announced that Wang Xiaohong has concurrently served as a member of the Central Political and Legal Committee. According to CCP practice, Wang Xiaohong will take over as Minister of Public Security.
Scholar: Xi Jinping can’t wait to promote Wang Xiaohong
The Sixth Plenary Session of the Communist Party of China issued the third historical resolution. Regarding the issue of the stability of Xi’s power, all parties had different interpretations. However, after the first Politburo meeting, it was announced that Wang Xiaohong had taken over the police.
The Hong Kong media “Ming Pao” published an article that Wang Xiaohong broke the convention and promoted directly from the inside to the minister, rather than airborne from local officials. There may be another exception in the future: in recent decades, the Minister of Public Security has been replaced after the Party Congress, and Wang Xiaohongruo took over as Minister of Public Security in December, nearly a year before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Feng Chongyi, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney, told The Epoch Times that it has been a long time since Xi wanted to arrest the police known as the “knife handle”. In the old ministries of Fujian and Zhejiang that have been re-used since Xi came to power, Wang Xiaohong is a very important role to help him manage the public security team. Before purging Meng Hongwei, Sun Lijun, and Fu Zhenghua, there was Wang Xiaohong’s shadow behind them. In fact, they were paving the way for Wang Xiaohong.
“This Wang Xiaohong, it is rumored that he lived downstairs under Xi Jinping when he was in Fuzhou. The two were neighbors. He defended Xi Jinping.”
According to Feng Chongyi’s analysis, when Wang Xiaohong became the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Security, he had already taken control of the Ministry of Public Security, but it was not yet comprehensive. Now he wants to get all the party secretary and ministers in his hands, and completely control the “knife.”
Feng Chongyi thinks that this is because Xi Jinping is a little impatient. “He is in charge of twenty-five Dalian and cannot wait to keep the knife in his hands, so he hastily let Wang Xiaohong be the party secretary. Then the minister will be given to him when the two meetings are held next year. This is a long-term foreshadowing, that is, the Xi Jiajun directly controls the knife.”
Feng Chongyi thought it was really anxious. “He (Xi) could have made this arrangement until the beginning of next year. To make it easier is to update the party secretary and ministers in about the same time. Because Zhao Kezhi hasn’t expired yet. Wang Xiaohong Now that you are the executive vice minister, you already have real power. There is no need to do so in such a hurry. If you dig deeper, it means that Xi is now worried about his safety.”
In mid-September of this year, the mainland portals Sohu and Netease published an article in the same periodical on September 14 entitled “Iron Fist on the Liling and Dazed!” Deng Huilin, the former director of the Chongqing Public Security Bureau, and others conspired to be “illegal” when the “state leaders” went to Nanjing to participate in activities. This “national leader” is believed to be Xi Jinping.
Wang Xiaohong is the one with the most power among the executive vice ministers of the Ministry of Public Security. He is not only an executive vice minister and party secretary, but he has also served as a member of the Central Political and Legal Committee. According to the past practice of the CCP, those who concurrently serve as members of the Political and Legal Committee are the office directors of the “610”, including Li Dongsheng and Fu Zhenghua, but when they serve as members of the Political and Legal Committee, they are not executive vice ministers. When Huang Ming arrived, he should have followed this convention.
In addition, Wang Xiaohong has also served as the director of the newly formed Secret Service since 2019.
Public information shows that the security targets of the Secret Service of the Ministry of Public Security are the “four deputy and two high” of the “party and state leaders” of the Communist Party of China (Vice Chairman of the State, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Vice Premier/State Councilor, National Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, President of the Supreme Court, Chief Prosecutor of the Supreme Procuratorate) and important foreigners visiting China. The security units include agencies of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, agencies of the State Council and various ministries and commissions, agencies of the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, agencies of the Supreme Court, and agencies of the Supreme Procuratorate.
Feng Chongyi said that Wang Xiaohong, who is also the director of the Secret Service, ostensibly provided security work for senior officials in Zhongnanhai. Xi Jinping also has another close friend Zhong Shaojun, who took control of the General Office of the Military Commission from the very beginning.
“I feel that Xi Jinping is very insecure.” Feng Chongyi said.
Feng Chongyi believes that in the future the post of director of the Secret Service, if Xi still has a very reliable person, Wang Xiaohong can not do it. But if Xi Jinping believes that others are unreliable, Wang Xiaohong may also hold this position in his hands.
“Xi is very nervous now, all day long worrying about who will assassinate him,” Feng Chongyi said. “Fu Zhenghua and Sun Lijun are actually very hard lackeys. But because they have never had a direct relationship before, they are not Xi’s old men. Xi is not at ease, so I have to get rid of them.”
The forces behind Wang Xiaohong’s upper power are fighting
On November 24, the CPPCC made a decision on the handling of Fu Zhenghua, the former Minister of Justice of the CCP, and decided to revoke his membership of the CPPCC.
Fu Zhenghua served in the Beijing Public Security System for a long time, and Wang Qishan, the current Vice President of the Communist Party of China, served as Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and Mayor from 2003 to 2007. Fu Zhenghua served as Party Secretary and Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau from February 26, 2010 to March 26, 2015. Since August 2013, he has also served as the Deputy Minister of Public Security. During his tenure, he was responsible for investigating Zhou Yongkang’s case. Although Fu himself was Zhou Yongkang’s old ministry, he was once regarded as Zhou’s cronies.
In January 2015, Fu Zhenghua concurrently served as a member of the Political and Legal Committee of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the 610 Office of the Central Committee; in May 2016, he was promoted to Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Security. He was transferred to the Minister of Justice in March 2018, resigned in April 2020, and was transferred to the vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in May, until the end of October 2, 2021.
American Chinese lawyer Gao Guangjun said in a video program that Xi Jinping wanted to promote Wang Xiaohong to the post of Minister of Public Security a few years ago, but Wang Qishan used the practice of public security ministers always being promoted from local hands, which prevented Xi Jinping from doing so. Finally, Fu Zhenghua took over the post of Deputy Minister.
Chen Yonglin, a former diplomat of the Chinese Communist Consulate in Sydney, also analyzed the Epoch Times on the 25th that Wang Xiaohong was from Xi Jinping and Fu Zhenghua was from Wang Qishan. The removal of Fu Zhenghua from the Ministry of Public Security in 2018 was to make way for Wang Xiaohong. In this way, Xi Jinping can control the powerful department of public security.
“It means that Fu Zhenghua listened to Wang Qishan. Originally, Fu Zhenghua should have helped Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping got him down. It was very simple, that is to say that he was not very obedient, or that the command was not very effective, or he was secretly Xi Jinping knew about many things he did to help Wang Qishan. He felt that he had to control it in his own hands. Now it basically means that he is in complete control.”
An article in Ming Pao mentioned that Xi had cleaned up the Jiangxi gang of former Jiang faction Standing Committee member Zeng Qinghong in the political and legal system, and believed that most of them had been purged. Among them were the two former Jiangxi deputy ministerial-level senior officials of the Ministry of Public Security, Xia Chongyuan, the former director of the Political Department, who was investigated in October 2017. Former Assistant Minister of Public Security Nie Furu was transferred to the director of the Political Department of the Ministry of National Security last year.
Guo Shengkun, secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee, who is believed to belong to Zeng Qinghong, will also abdicate.
Commentator Chen Pokong believes that if Zhao Kezhi is not good, Guo Shengkun, the secretary of the Political and Legal Committee who is not Xi’s own person, may also have an accident.
In addition, Sun Lijun, the former deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Security, who was dismissed in April 2020, was expelled from the party and from public office on September 30 this year. He was officially notified that his “political ambitions were extremely swollen”, “group control of key departments”, and “serious harm” Political security”.
Yuan Hongbing, a jurist in Australia, told The Epoch Times earlier that Sun Lijun and Fu Zhenghua had accidents because they were fighting for power with Wang Xiaohong.
Sun Lijun has always been thought to be Meng Jianzhu, the former secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee. Sun Zeng was Meng’s great secretary, and Meng was Jiang Zemin’s faction.
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