People’s Daily published a news report on its website regarding which provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions have expressed support for the central government’s decision to investigate [former politburo member] Zhou Yongkang [for his violations of "Party discipline"].
The report said, “Today [August 7], Beijing, Shanghai, Inner Mongolia, and the Ningxia autonomous regions publicly stated that they resolutely support the central government’s decision to investigate Zhou Yongkang. According to People’s Daily statistics, so far, 23 of the entire country’s 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities have publicly stated support for the decision.” “Among them, Shaanxi and Guizhou took the lead on July 31 and published the news on the front-page of their local Party newspapers, expressing firm support for the decision of the Central government.”
The report listed the provinces and municipalities that have publicly expressed support for the decision. It said, “As early as the evening after July 29, when the message was sent out that Zhou Yongkang was being investigated, Beijing, Hubei, Hunan, and Yunnan immediately conveyed the spirit of the central government [among the Party leaders] in accordance with the requirements [of the central government].”
“Shanghai, Tianjin, and Inner Mongolia held meetings on July 30. Eight days later, on August 7, Shanghai and Inner Mongolia published the news to express firm support for the central government’s decision. Tianjin published the news on its website for Northern News Online.”
The report didn’t list the provinces or regions that have not expressed support for the decision.
Source: People’s Daily, August 7, 2014