Saturday, August 30, 2014

Changbaishan Daily Deletes Report on Xi Jinping Anti-Corruption Speech

On August 4, 2014, the Changbaishan Daily (长白山日报) published an article on its front page entitled "Municipal Party Committee Convenes Expanded Standing Committee Meeting" (市委召开常委扩大会议).

These screenshots show that by August 7 the article, and indeed the entire front page, had been removed from the website.


Original URL: http://szb.cbsrb.com/shtml/cbsrb/20140804/

Some excerpts:
On the morning of August 1, municipal Party Secretary Li Wei chaired an expanded meeting of the Standing Committee to study and transmit the spirit of the speeches made by General Secretary Xi Jinping and other central government cadres during their inspection tour and the speech made by provincial secretary Wang Rulin during the expanded provincial Standing Committee meeting, and to deploy resources to carry out the spirit of those speeches in our city.
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The important speeches made by General Secretary Xi Jinping, Secretary Wang Qishan, and Minister Zhao Leji some important new ideas and signals, which were to emphasize that the Party must police itself, must be more strict in governing itself, and that wrongdoing must be opposed and greed must be restrained. Have zero tolerance when combating corruption, and carry out the struggle against corruption to the very end.
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Much of what was said was heavy and pointed, and left people shocked and on alert. Comrade Wang Rulin used the term "stress" six times during his speech, quoting important ideas from the speeches of Xi Jinping and other central Party cadres. He also issued three important demands that were "mandatory."
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Be steadfast in our position. Anti-corruption is a major political problem which concerns the life and death of the Party. Wang Qishan pointed out: "This is a problem of standpoint, attitude, affiliation, and focus. It also reflects an underlying  problem of determination with respect to the Party and the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
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Increase our commitment. Xi Jinping spoke resolutely that "When it comes to the struggle against corruption, I do not care if I live or die, receive praise or condemnation. Now that the future of the Party and the nation has been placed in our hands, we must be fully committed to our duty."
   
8月1日上午,市委书记李伟主持召开市委常委扩大会议,学习传达习近平总书记等中央领导同志关于巡视工作重要讲话精神和省委书记王儒林在省委常委扩大会议上的讲话精神,并就我市贯彻落实相关讲话精神作出部署。
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习近平总书记以及王岐山书记、赵乐际部长的重要讲话,传达出了一些新的重要精神和信号,就是强调党要管党、从严治党,有腐必反、有贪必肃,以零容忍态度惩治腐败,坚决把反腐败斗争进行到底。
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有些话讲得很重、很尖锐,令人震惊和警醒。王儒林同志在讲话中用了六个“强调”,引述了习近平等中央领导同志的重要讲话精神,并提出了三个“一定要”的重要要求。
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要坚定立场,反腐败是关系党生死存亡的重大政治问题。王岐山指出,“这是一个立场问题、态度问题、站队问题、定力问题,也反映了背后是对党、对中国特色社会主义道路的决心问题。”
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要强化担当,习近平总书记十分坚决地讲到“与腐败作斗争,个人生死,个人毁誉,无所谓。既然党和国家的前途命运交给了我们,就要担当起这个责任”。

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