Xi Jinping continues to step up a campaign to purge officials in the political and legal fields, Sound of Hope reported. The latest two officials to be targeted are Meng Wei, the former Party Secretary of Dandong City, Liaoning Province, and Chen Jun, the Chongqing patrol corps commander. Both were expelled from the party and removed from all government positions.
Meng Wei, 58, has served in the Liaoning Public Security System for 36 years. During this time, Meng was said to have constantly sought privileges to rent-seeking in the transport sector, selling discarded vehicle registration plates for profits, illegally using impounded vehicles, and occupying public buses for a long time. In addition, Meng also interfered in judicial enforcement and business activities. He took bribery to promote cadres, received illegal assets.
Meng was also involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoning Province. According to the incomplete statistics from Minghui.com, three Falun Gong practitioners were tortured to death; 23 were illegally convicted, 37 were detained, and 55 were kidnapped. At least 121 Falun Gong practitioners were harassed 239 times.
Meng also carried out economic persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, including extortion, stealing cash, reducing and suspending wages, illegally ransacking homes, and plundering Falun Gong practitioners’ personal belongings.
Accompanying Meng Wei was Jian Dan, 57 years old, a former member of the Standing Committee of Huludao City, Liaoning Province.
According to public records, Chen Jun, 53, has worked in the Chongqing public security system for 35 years.
Chen Jun once formed a special female commando team under Bo Xilai’s authorization as the Party Secretary of Chongqing. Chen was considered the “leftover poison” of the gang of Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun.
After Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun’s failures in 2012, the women’s commando team once praised by the Chinese Communist Party’s media was quietly disbanded.
Chongqing is an important fortress of Jiang Zemin, former CCP leader. In recent years, Chongqing’s public security system has been repeatedly investigated. A series of officials in Chongqing’s Ministry of public security, former associates of Jiang’s clique, have been arrested and sentenced.