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Liu Han, the richest man in Sichuan, was recently sentenced
A total of 36 people were involved in Liu's case,
and among the 15 charges, bribery was not included.
It is believed that many officials were involved
in Liu's bribery.
For fear of greater trouble, the authorities avoided exposing
However, it also indicates bigger issues the CCP
is likely to face.
The following is our report.
On May 23, Xianning City Intermediate People's Court
of Hubei Province announced the verdict for the group crime
involving 36 people.
Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei
were both sentenced to death.
Liu Han established Sichuan Hanlong group in 1997.
Reportedly, Liu Han since had close ties to business
and the officialdom.
Through illegal activities and protection as well as harboring
the state agencies, Liu Han dominated these circles.
The indictment charged both Liu Han and Liu Wei
with 'bribing' officials with a huge amount of illicit funds
in exchange for protection.
However, the verdict showed Liu was charged
with 15 offenses from organizing and leading
the underworld in crimes, murder, and assault,
but was not charged with 'bribery'.
Zhu Ruifeng, moderator of the Chinese independent news
report website, www.rmjdw.com: "Law enforcement
has been selective.
These state agencies will be punished if they are political
If not, they'll be protected."
Caixin Magazine's report on Liu Han's circle of friends
pointed out Liu's business partner, Zhou Bin's father,
is former Politburo Standing Committee, Zhou Yongkang.
Liu Han's illegal control of more than 70 companies
and illicit funds in the amount of 40 billion yuan
are closely related to Zhou Bin.
Included among Liu Han's circle of friends are also followers
Zhou Yongkang, such as Li Chuncheng, Guo Yongxiang,
and Li Chongxi, as well as five other provincial officials.
Xinhua News Agency also reported that Liu Han is known
as a person of decisive power with significant official
Zhu Ruifeng: "Everyone knows who the so-called big tiger is.
Now Liu Han is known to have worked
with Zhou Yongkang's son.
Zhou Yongkang's name should be revealed in this case.
The CCP still tries to be pretentious like no one really knows.
He would have been brought to justice if in a country
ruled by law."
Reuters reported that to get at Zhou Yongkang, Xi Jinping
"last year began rolling up the strongman's extensive network
of patronage, assembled over more than four decades
in the oil industry, Sichuan provincial politics
and the internal security services.
More than 300 of Zhou's relatives, political allies, business
associates, underlings and staff, have been arrested, detained
or questioned. Liu was one of them."
"Authorities seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan
($14.5 billion) from Zhou's family members and associates,
two sources said. Liu's assets were included in these seizures",
Chris Wu, China Affairs magazine editor-in-chief:
"All of the anti-corruption is to show the people
that the bad people in the CCP are being tackled.
In fact, the struggle has been very severe in the CCP,
and the purpose is to safeguard the CCP.
Every one of them is evil."
Liu Han's case report revealed Liu Han's inventory of arms,
including three military grenades, 20 Chinese made
Type-56 submachine guns and US-made Browning pistols,
2163 steel balls, and more than 100 restrained knives.
Columnist Yuqing Xin noted that the coup plan
was attempted by Jiang Zemin, Zeng Qinghong,
Zhou Yongkang, and Bo Xilai in order
to topple President Xi Jinping.
The death sentence of Liu Han and Liu Wei suggests
that the time for dealing with Zhou Yongkang is nearing.
In response, the recent terrorist incidents in China
have been conducted by Jiang Zemin and his allies
in order to create chaos in China.
Commentator Lin Zixu suspects the intention behind
the occurrence of the Xinjiang bombings is the verdict
of Liu Han.
Lin Zixu, commentator: "Wang Lequan is Jiang Zemin's
He has been in Xinjiang for many years and is known
as the king of Xinjiang.
The Jiang faction has deep roots in Xinjiang.
Even though there is a lack of clear evidence,
perhaps many people like myself have suspected
that the Jiang faction created chaos
and sought opportunities in Xinjiang.
It is foreseeable that many more incidents
will take place within the CCP."
Reuters reported that Liu Han's most serious offense, in fact,
could well be that he, "was caught up on the wrong side
of a titanic power play."