[Epoch Times December 08, 2021](Hong Kong Epoch Times reporter Li Siqi comprehensive report) The former Secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and the Mayor of Guangzhou resigned successively on December 3, marking the first time for Guangzhou in nearly 40 years. According to media reports, the removal of two senior officials in Guangzhou on the same day was related to the fact that a large number of old banyan trees in the urban area were cut down and reported to the central government. The analysis believes that the dissatisfaction of the high-level CCP caused by Evergrande’s breach of contract is related to the fact that the statement of the removal of Banyan tree does not conform to the rules of the CCP’s officialdom.
On December 3, the Standing Committee of the 15th Guangzhou Municipal People’s Congress accepted Wen Guohui’s resignation as mayor and appointed Guo Yonghang as the deputy mayor and acting mayor of Guangzhou. On the same day, Zhang Shuofu was removed from the position of secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and was replaced by Lin Keqing; the report stated that Zhang Shuofu was “another appointed.” The introduction of Wen Guohui on the website of the Guangzhou Municipal Government was not updated on December 7, showing that Wen Guohui was concurrently the deputy secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of Guangzhou Municipal Government when he was the mayor of Guangzhou.
On December 4, the “Sing Tao Daily” exclusively broke the news that the old banyan trees in Guangzhou had been felled in large numbers, and the secretary and mayor stepped down. The report said: The reporter learned that this is related to the large numbers of felling and relocation of old banyan trees in Guangzhou since the end of last year, which has caused dissatisfaction among the people. Banyan is a native tree species in South China with good shading effect and is widely used in gardens and road greening.
The public resume shows that Wen Guohui is a native of Jiexi, Guangdong, with a master’s degree in engineering; in June 2015, he was promoted to deputy governor of Guangdong Province; from January 2016, he concurrently served as deputy secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee; in February of the same year, he served as the mayor and municipal government of Guangzhou Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, retains the Deputy Secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and resigns as the Deputy Governor of Guangdong Province.
Zhang Shuofu is a native of Changsha, Hunan. After being removed from the position of secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee, he still serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and a member of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Zhang Shuofu served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Secretary of the Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection and Director of the Municipal Supervision Commission in Beijing before he became the Secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee in July 2018.
The well-known self-media “Cold Eyes of Finance and Economics” analyzed in issue 685: As a vice-provincial city, the top secretary and the second in charge mayor were replaced on the same day. It was not because of corruption. It was indeed extraordinary. “Unless something big happened, negligence of duty or joint and several liability, otherwise it will not be replaced at the same time.”
He believes that the statement of the removal of two deputy provincial officials due to the felling of banyan trees is “unreliable.” Zhang Shuofu) Officials at this level can’t be dealt with by ordinary corruption, unless there is a problem with the political squad.” Moreover, it is the same day for the two. This does not conform to the rules of the Chinese Communist Party’s political system. The only explanation is that there is another reason behind the replacement.
The most recent major event in Guangzhou is the only possibility that Evergrande will default on its debt. Xu Jiayin spread the mess too much, and he couldn’t do it without the protection of political power. The officials of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, and the central government should have divided the money, and Xu Jiayin himself did not take any less, but now no one has given Evergrande any money. Xu Jiayin’s seller was just doing something to win the sympathy of the market. After the performance, he began to breach the contract.
According to Wind Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Wind) statistics, Evergrande Group has distributed nearly 70 billion yuan (approximately US$11.2 billion) in dividends in 10 years, of which Xu Jiayin has cashed out 49.981 billion yuan (approximately US$8 billion) in dividends.
On December 3, China Evergrande Group (03333.HK) issued an announcement at 8 p.m. that it could not fulfill the guarantee obligation of the US$260 million bond; the Guangdong Provincial Government issued a document at 9:14 on the website saying that it had interviewed Xu Jiayin, chairman of the board of directors of Evergrande Group. , And announced that it agreed to send a working group to Evergrande.
“Financial Chill” believes that Xu Jiayin uses Evergrande to threaten the CCP, which is the same as the pattern of issuing a letter of help in 2020. The CCP is now trying to introduce foreign capital to cut “foreign leeks.” Evergrande’s breach of appointment will affect China’s reputation system, with serious consequences. The whole world should be sanctioned, and Xu Jiayin cannot afford it. Last year, the CCP rescued Evergrande, and now Evergrande threatened the CCP repeatedly, and the CCP’s senior officials estimated that they were also on fire and replaced senior officials in Guangzhou.
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