Rumors, fabrications end up as laughingstocks
Updated: 2012-05-01 21:50
BEIJING - Following China's decision on Bo Xilai's case, some people and media organizations overseas have slandered China, making groundless accusations and circulating their wild fabrications.
While intended to disrupt China, many of these rumors and fabrications have themselves become a derision to Chinese net users.
For instance, it was reported by an influential foreign media group that Fang Binxing, principal of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, had been detained for being involved in Bo's case. 8 However, Fang posted a statement on his microblog, saying he is currently leading an evaluation committee for the country's program to attract Chinese scholars back from overseas, joking he was "forced into disappearance" by the inaccurate stories.
Fang said his jaw dropped when he learned of the rumor, and that the foreign accusers had underestimated Chinese netizens' sense of truth. He demanded the organization apologize to him and Chinese Internet users.
"Otherwise, I have to ask how many rumors your newspaper carries indeed? This piece of 'news,' for one thing, is a pure rumor," Fang said in his blog.
In addition, some overseas have poured scorn on the Communist Party of China (CPC) for handling its own member according to Party discipline, vilifying Bo's case as an example of China prioritizing Party discipline over state laws. They are even claiming "political struggle."
Anyone who has the faintest knowledge of the actual conditions in China could tell the absurdity of that accusation. Every political party around the world has its own disciplinary practices, and any party without discipline is not sustainable.
In China, anyone who wants to become CPC member must vow to follow Party disciplines and obey the Party Constitution.
It is according to the disciplines and Constitution of the CPC that the CPC Central Committee made its decisions regarding Bo's case.
It is normal procedure for the CPC disciplinary organization to investigate a Party member who violates disciplines, and that absolutely does not mean that laws taking a back seat to Party disciplines, or signaling "intra-Party political struggle" or "a two-line struggle."
The regulation on the investigation work of the CPC's discipline inspection authority has explicitly provided that, "if Party members are found also in violation of criminal law during disciplinary investigations, they should be transferred to judicial organs."
Last year, the country's supervision authorities and CPC disciplinary authorities investigated 137,859 cases of discipline violations, penalized 142,893 people and transferred 5,334 to judicial authorities.
Prior to that, Chen Liangyu, former secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPC, was transferred to judicial organs over suspected involvement in criminal acts.
Therefore, the accusation of "giving superiority to Party discipline over state laws" is nothing but groundless.
Hostile forces abroad are not happy to see China rise steadily and enjoy stability, likewise a handful of Western media. They have made up rumors and tried to seize every opportunity to disrupt China.
It has long been public knowledge that the CPC will convene its 18th National Congress in Beijing this autumn, and preparations are well under way, made according to the Party Constitution.
However, these hostile forces have made various unfounded speculations about the upcoming event. Their reports, riddled with words such as "perhaps," "maybe" are groundless and their practices unprofessional.
Some foreign media, following Bo Xilai's case, offered "prescriptions" to China, urging it "to learn from civilized countries;" in other words, to copy Western political systems. Herein lies their ill intentions.
Beijing-based newspaper the People's Liberation Army Daily carried an editorial recently in which it commented that "each time the CPC and the nation face big events, hostile forces at home and abroad will spring out and commit harm."
Be it attacking China out of ignorance of the country's actual conditions or out of ill intentions, these forces will all end up as laughingstocks. On this, some foreign media need lessons of their own.
In line with the CPC Constitution and the rules on investigation of CPC discipline inspection departments, the CPC Central Committee has suspended Bo Xilai's membership of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and the CPC Central Committee, as the former Party chief of Chongqing is suspected of being involved in serious discipline violations. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC will file the case for investigation.