China’s Ministry of Public Security held a meeting on Jan. 24th, demanding that the influence of Sun Lijun’s political clique be thoroughly eliminated On Jan. 13th, Sun Lijun, a former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Security, was indicted on charges of bribery, illegal weapons possession, and stock market manipulation.

Wang Youqun, a current political commentator, said in an article published on Jan. 18 “stock market manipulation” and “financial coup” are significant incidents that impact the lifeline of the Chinese economy. 

Accordingly, as a ministerial-level official of the Ministry of Public Security, Sun Lijun can only be a participant, and there must be someone at a higher rank behind him. 

The article pointed out that Sun Lijun’s problems are even more severe than those of Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee. Therefore, the people who manipulate Sun Lijun must have a higher status than Zhou Yongkang.

Before the “financial coup” in 2015, Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong were said to control the CCP’s financial system. Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong promoted senior financial officials to earn money in the financial markets for their families. As a result, Jiang Zemin and Zeng Qinghong are said to be behind the manipulation of Sun Lijun.

The Ministry of Public Security of the Chinese Communist Party held a special meeting on January 24th to discuss practical measures to completely eliminate the influence and potential troubles from Sun Lijun’s political gang.

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