Beijing Police Officer Quits the Party After Bo Xilai Ouster

April 24, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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On the afternoon of March 15, the day Xinhua reported the ousting of Bo Xilai, a Beijing police officer contacted The Epoch Times’ Chinese edition to quit from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), saying if Bo Xilai went down this easily, he feared that the worst was coming, and no police officer in China would be safe. 

The officer, who asked to remain anonymous, said he has worked for the Beijing police department since he graduated from college. He started out as a district policeman and was later promoted to the bureau office. He said the Internet in their office is not censored, and after watching Wang Lijun—Chongqing’s former police chief—being demoted and later fleeing to the U.S. consulate, he became very worried, but he was still waiting for [better] news from the two parliamentary meetings. Now, with Bo Xilai also removed, his hopes are dashed. 

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The following is the police officer’s statement:

I was shocked and worried hearing about the troubles Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai had gotten into. For the past few years, the Chongqing police was so hot, Wang Lijun was so hot, but he fell just like that. My first reaction was that the police personnel under him are in trouble. As I expected, later news said that Wang Lijun’s close aids were removed by Bo Xilai. Some were even killed. I thought about myself; if something happens in Beijing, what will happen to me?

When Bo Xilai was taken down, I felt that the end was coming. Bo Xilai is a princeling, pretty powerful. It’s really like a movie. He just went down like that. 

How about Zhou Yongkang, is he going down too? All Beijing police know that Zhou Yongkang is very close to Bo Xilai; we take it very seriously when people come from Chongqing. Now that the central authorities are investigating Chongqing, how can it not affect Zhou Yongkang? He even supported Bo Xilai during the two meetings. I think Zhou Yongkang is shaky.

Zhou is secretary of the Political Legislative Affairs Committee. The entire country’s police are under his command. A lot of injustice has been committed all around the country. Zhou supported Bo Xilai’s fighting the black campaign in Chongqing. If that campaign was found to be an abuse of power, Zhou Yongkang must take the responsibility. And if Zhou Yongkang goes down, then crimes like those committed in Chongqing will all be exposed. 

It’s rumored on the Internet that if the organ harvesting gets exposed, the entire CCP will go down. Beijing can still deal with things that happened in Chongqing, but what if something happens in Beijing, in Zhongnanhai? Then it’s over! Anything happening there will be life threatening.

I know that among the entire judiciary, the police are the darkest. Which case is investigated? Very few cases are clean! Fake evidence, fake confessions, the use of torture to extract confessions, that’s all very normal. Before the legal process starts, police have already decided on the case. Some charges are given through orders from higher-up; some are made up after payment of bribes. [You] work for whoever pays, that’s now the hidden rule. In some cases, I have secretly told honest lawyers, “The case has already been decided, just give up.” The police do not care about the law, or right and wrong; they only listen to power and money.

The police system is violating the law while being fully aware of the law—that’s a death sentence. They have done too much evil these last few years. If the reckoning comes, the first to be taken out should be Zhou Yongkang.

People at our office were shocked by the darkness and cruelty of this sudden infighting between Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai. The methods they used were worse than the mafia’s.

I can see it clearly now: when things are good, it’s ok [to commit bad deeds], but when problems come up, everyone will push the responsibility [on someone else]. We police are the first ones on the chopping block because we carried out the orders. Then, who will speak out for you? Who will protect you? 

If my higher-ups start fighting like Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai, whom can I depend on? I heard that all the big officials have foreign passports, so they can escape! Where can we [small guys] run? When public anger and grievances are so strong, I don’t even dare to wear my police uniform when walking on the street with my kid. I keep telling my son, “Don’t tell people your dad is a policeman,” fearing he will get into trouble.

Now my concern is for my family’s safety and peace of mind. I have parents and children, and a wife. They depend on me. I want to stay alive for them. Who can I look to for safety? No one!

A Falun Gong friend has tried for many years to convince me to quit from the CCP. I am ready to listen now. My head is a lot more clear. They are saying it for my own good. No matter what, good will be rewarded, and evil will be punished. I want to quit from all CCP organizations and pray that Gods and Buddhas will protect my family. I will use a pen name to quit from the CCP on The Epoch Times’ website. I am sorry to use a pen name, but I am too scared to use my real name, I still lack some courage. I am not sure that quitting with a pen name will work for a person like me, who has done so many bad things. I will urge my wife and child to quit as well.

As of April 23, 114,966,475 Chinese have renounced their memberships in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The “tuidang” or quitting movement was inspired by the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party, an editorial series by The Epoch Times.

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