2 Secrets Heavily Guarded by the Chinese Communist Party

The removing of the two-term limit for China's president has sparked a wide-ranging debate regarding the nationality and foreign assets of its leaders.
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The removing of the two-term limit for China's president has sparked a wide-ranging debate regarding the nationality and foreign assets of its leaders. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

The removing of the two-term limit for China’s president has sparked a wide-ranging debate regarding the nationality and foreign assets of its leaders.

Outsiders speculate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has two major secrets that the regime seems to be withholding from the public:

  • The disclosure of nationality by members of the CCP
  • The declaration of assets by all members of the CCP

The following is what some believe are the reasons why the CCP is harboring such secrets.

Zhu Zhengfu’s proposal

On March 4, 2018, it was reported in Chinese media that Zu Zhengfu, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Vice Chairman of the All China Lawyers Association, suggested that amending Article 9 of China’s Nationality Law would allow Chinese with a foreign nationality to keep their Chinese nationality as well. Currently, it is stated that:

The reaction

After Zhu Zhengfu’s proposal was out, a growing sentiment of concern became loud. It was feared that there were members in the legislature of parliament who were not of Chinese nationality.

The legislature of parliament is comprised of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the CPPCC, which is considered the most powerful political advisory body.

In 2012, Hong Kong media quoted sources in Beijing regarding a February 2011 survey conducted by the CCP Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which stated:

The removing of the two-term limit for the National President has sparked some wide-ranging debate. (Image: YouTube/Screenshot)

Outsiders speculate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has two major secrets that the regime seems to be withholding from the public. (Image: YouTube/Screenshot)

One hand washes the other

According to undisclosable sources, there has been bribing going on among the representatives regarding the admission of new members into the legislative body for some time now. This means that the admission of members into the most powerful political advisory body in China has possibly been handled in a way that has nothing to do with legal government policy in an uncertain amount of cases.

Money secures the post

In China, apparently, with 15 million yuan it is guaranteed that you can be elected into the NPC, and with 25 million yuan you can be elected into the CPPCC!

Those who back the argument that there are far too many foreign citizens holding membership inside the Chinese political ruling body also point to a report issued by the United States government:

Conclusion

Those critical of Zhu Zhengfu’s proposal that those who take on a foreign citizenship should also be allowed to hold on to their Chinese citizenship as well fear that the number of foreign citizenship and possibly “foreign interests” holding Chinese members could someday outweigh those who are just Chinese.

According to the evaluation of an unverified, but official Chinese secret investigation:

There are reports of bribery going on among the representatives, regarding the admission of new members into the legislative body. (Image Credit: Hermann Rohr/Vision Times)

There are reports of bribery going on among the representatives regarding the admission of new members into the legislative body. (Image: Hermann Rohr/Vision Times)

The 10,000 ‘foreigners’

In September 2013, Hong Kong media revealed that on August 10 of the same year, Beijing authorities issued an emergency secret document revealing that those representatives in the two bodies that hold foreign nationality and permanent resident are more than half, while on the provincial level, there are 10,000 “foreigners.” The Beijing authorities are believed to have concluded that:

The 10,000’s club

Many Chinese people, based on the high estimated number of foreign citizenship holders in places of high ranking political power, have ridiculed China’s top legislative and advisory bodies. A strong opinion among Chinese people is that the international conference of the 10,000’s club held every March is controlled by foreign powers representing the Chinese.

Who dares to disclose?

According to Chinese Netizen posts in forums on the Internet, there are now two sorts of people. Those who are hiding their wealth and those who are keeping their nationality secret:

The Property Declaration Law

China does have a law that dictates the disclosure of property. In 1994, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress included the Property Declaration Law in the legislative plan. However, until today, no one has seemingly made any effort to implement the law. On the contrary, reports of people being arrested for demanding the disclosure of assets of CCP officials is no secret.

Translation by Chua BC

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