As the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party approaches, CCP senior officials have attracted much attention. However, at this crucial moment, Wang Huning and Zhao Leji, two members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo have not been seen for 27, stirring up a plethora of speculations.
NTD said, after a secret meeting lasting two weeks in Beidaihe, Hebei province, five out of the seven members have made public appearances since August 16 include: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, and Han Zheng. However, Wang and Zhao have gone missing.
According to a report by Xinhua, Wang was last seen on July 30, when he attended the opening ceremony of the China National Version Museum. But since August 1, Wang Hu Ning has not been seen for 27 consecutive days.
As the 20th National Congress draws near, Wang, who is in charge of ideology building and development, might be helping Xi prepare reports for the Congress, according to Aboluowang.
“The most dangerous person” next to Xi Jinping
According to Wikipedia, Wang contributed to the three CCP leaders programs, so he is called the “political makeup artist.” He helped prepare doctrine of “Three Representatives”of former Chinese Communist Party Secretary Jiang Zemin to “Prospects for Scientific Development” by Hu Jintao, and then “Xi Thought” by Xi Jinping. All came from Wang.
Hugh Hewitt, a well-known person in U.S. media, published an article in the Washington Post on December 16, 2021, saying that Wang, one of the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee, had “extraordinary influence” on Xi and based on this, Hewitt said, that Wang “is the most dangerous person in the world.”
NTD said, Wang is a former professor at the Faculty of International Politics at Fudan University, Shanghai. So far, Wang has been in Zhongnanhai for 27 years, and is the person with the longest time in there among current Chinese Communist Party leaders.
At the 19th National Congress, Wang was suddenly brought into the crucial position of the highest power, becoming a member of the Standing Committee of the General Political Bureau and became Xi’s main adviser.
According to The Epoch Times, some analysts believe that Wang has not stopped promoting Marxism to Xi, constantly “praising and killing” (a Chinese idiom for excessive praise or flattery that traps people).
An author scalling himself ”Zhuge – Senior Adviser” previously published an article on The Epoch Times with the title “Brother Xi, if you don’t turn around, everything will be over! ” The article said that Xi did well in the first 5 years of his rule evidenced by his determination and actions to eradicate the big officials who were corrupted and did harm to the people. He has quickly won people’s hearts. But after the 19th National Congress, when his “confidant” Wang came to power, Xi , who once was highly respected, has tuned into an evil ruler, and very far from what a human being should be.
The author said that he himself doubted that there was anyone capable of talking sense to Xi, otherwise the flatterer would not have been able to lift Xi up to the clouds again and again, and then toss him down again and again. Wang, the ideological curator, has known Xi’s likes and dislikes for a long time, and is relentlessly “destroying Xi.”
Zhao Leji sent “black documents” to Xi?
During Wang’s disappearance, Zhao, another member of the Standing Committee and Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, has also gone missing.
Zhao’s absence has also attracted the attention of the outside world. Professor Zhang Tianliang, a commentator on current affairs, said that it will be a critical time for officials’ positions after the 20th National Congress. Zhao, as secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, may be busy revising the “black documents” of high-ranking officials during this time, in order to provide Xi with reference information for personnel arrangements. Once Xi grasps these senior officials’ Achilles’ heel, he will naturally have the advantage in the game of senior personnel arrangements.
On the other hand, according to CCP practice, members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection must be reappointed after the 20th National Congress. Recently, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection began to replace personnel—the heads of disciplinary inspection and supervision of at least 12 central agencies have been replaced. Zhang Chunsheng, deputy general secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the head of the Office of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, has been transferred to the position of deputy minister of Internal Affairs, leading to much speculation.
According to cisocial.net, outsiders found that during the shuffling process, although many officials of the Central Commission were transferred, some were relegated to sub-departments, which showed Xi’s displeasure with some members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.