The Aftershocks of the Shanghai Political Earthquake (part 6): Noxious Rice and an Investigation in Beijing

More than 300 hundred investigators from the Discipline Inspection Central Committee have been stationed in , ready to launch a full investigation into the possible of Beijing officials, Hong Kong magazine Ya Zhou Zhou Kan reported. The magazine said the investigation is one of a series of anti-corruption campaigns Hu Jingtao kicked off to curb corruptions in China’s three major cities: Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai.

The investigation in Beijing is on an even larger scale than in Shanghai. The investigators gathered in a hotel at No. 8 Wanshou Road.

Shanghai investigators stationed in Moller Villa Hotel, a 70-year old building got well-known overnight after Chen Liangyu was sacked.

The investigation team has encountered strong resistance in Beijing. The magazine reported that the team received a letter bomb a few days ago.

Jia Qinglin, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau, is implicated in some scandals under investigation.

Earlier, 2,000 tons of noxious stale rice was discovered in Beijing. Beijing authorities managed to cover the news until Ya Zhou Zhou Kan publicized it. The magazine also reported that the noxious rice is circulating in the market, which the authorities denied.

Jing Liang Heng Ye (京粮恒业), a state owned company, is allegedly involved in the selling of the rice.

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October 6, 2006, 12:12 PM
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