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Sing Pao: Zhang Dejiang Paved the People’s Congress’ Road to Corruption

Well-known Hong Kong pro-mainland newspaper Sing Pao published another astonishing commentary implicating Zhang Dejiang, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). In recent days, Sing Pao has published a series of unusual commentaries, which analysts widely regard as a strong political signal from the top Chinese leadership. This latest commentary held Zhang responsible for the recent shocking Liaoning Election Bribery Case that involved 523 provincial Congressmen and 45 national Congressmen in corruption accusations. The case resulted in the Liaoning provincial legislative branch being unable to function. The commentary also pointed out, for the first time, that Zhang Dejiang is under former President Jiang Zemin’s “protection umbrella.” This “umbrella” is actually the reason Zhang has not had to face the consequences for his failures. In the end, the author said that he felt “grateful” that the Central Discipline Inspection Commission (CDIC) is still there to take care of these corrupt activities. He also called for a reform of the National People’s Congress.

Source: Sing Pao, October 3, 2016