[Epoch Times, August 5, 2021]Recently, Yuan Shuhong, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Ministry of Justice of the Communist Party of China, and Bu Xiaolin, Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Government, stepped down from their posts, drawing attention from the outside world. It has been reported that both of them left their jobs because of physical problems.
On August 5, the Inner Mongolia National People’s Congress accepted Bu Xiaolin (63 years old)’s request to resign as chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Wang Lixia was appointed as the vice chairman and acting chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Recently, the “Introduction to Ministry Leaders” column on the official website of the Ministry of Justice of the Communist Party of China updated information, showing that Yuan Shuhong (63 years old) no longer holds the post of Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Ministry of Justice, and Tang Yijun took over as Party Secretary and Minister of the Ministry of Justice. Yuan Shuhong’s position is currently shown as Deputy Minister.
At present, various sources say that Bu Xiaolin and Yuan Shuhong resigned due to health problems.
On January 26 this year, the live broadcast of the Inner Mongolia TV station showed that at the opening ceremony of the Fourth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Bu Xiaolin suddenly fainted while he was making a government work report. Three generations of Bu Xiaolin’s ancestors and grandchildren have served as chairman of the Inner Mongolian government, and his father Buhe served as vice chairman of the National People’s Congress.
A signed commentary in Hong Kong’s Ming Pao on August 5 stated that the mainland has always kept secrets about the health of senior officials, and even regarded it as a state secret. Therefore, Bu Xiaolin fainted on the rostrum. If it weren’t for the live broadcast on TV, I am afraid that not many people would know about it. This matter has not been searched in the official media or even on the mainland Internet.
The article mentioned that although Bu Xiaolin made several appearances afterwards, most of them attended signing or ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and most of them were in Beijing. It is rumored that she mainly treats illnesses and recuperations in Beijing, but it seems that it is difficult to return to normal work. In the future, whether she will be assigned a position in the National People’s Congress or the CPPCC depends on her physical condition.
The last time Yuan Shuhong appeared was to preside over the party building meeting of the Ministry of Justice of the Communist Party of China in December last year. The article stated that he was invisible for more than half a year, and it was rumored that there was a health problem.
The article believes that both Bu and Yuan left their posts due to illness, reflecting that the CPC Central Committee seems to have taken a new approach to the health problems of senior officials.
For example, Wang Yupu, Minister of the Emergency Management Department and Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Communist Party of China, who died in December last year. Since he took office in 2018, he has rarely appeared in public. He has been reported to have suffered from cancer for many years, and his ministry affairs have been presided over by Party Secretary Huang Ming.
The article also gave an example. Zhang Lichang, a member of the 16th Politburo of the Communist Party of China and Tianjin Secretary, said that after he was terminally ill, he was afraid of affecting his official career. . He passed away soon after the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
After Zhang Lichang’s death, there was a major earthquake in Tianjin’s officialdom. Song Pingshun, chairman of the CPPCC, committed suicide by jumping off the building. The city’s prosecutor Li Baojin, secretary of the Binhai New Area Working Committee Pi Qiansheng and other senior officials were dismissed and investigated.
The Epoch Times reported that on April 25, 1999, more than 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to Zhongnanhai to petition peacefully, which became the fuse of the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong. However, the Tianjin Public Security Bureau’s violent arrest of local Falun Gong practitioners occurred before that. It was the real cause of the “4.25” incident.
It was Zhang Lichang, then Secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Party Committee, Song Pingshun, then Director of Tianjin Public Security, and Wu Changshun, then Deputy Director of Tianjin Public Security Bureau, who coordinated with the Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Communist Party of China Luo Gan to specifically provoked the “4.25” incident. Li Baojin, deputy secretary of the Tianjin Political and Legal Committee, was also a pioneer in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin.
In June 2006, Li Baojin, the then chief prosecutor of the Tianjin Municipal Procuratorate and deputy secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of Political and Legal Affairs, was “dual-regulated”; on June 3 of the following year, Song Pingshun, then chairman of the Tianjin Municipal Political Consultative Conference and former secretary of the Political and Legal Committee, “suicided”; 2008 On January 10, 2005, Zhang Lichang, then secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Party Committee, died of illness.
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