[Epoch Times August 21, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Li Jing comprehensive report) On August 21, Zhou Jiangyong, secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee of the Communist Party of China, was announced by the authorities to investigate. “No. 1”. Zhou Jiangyong once backed Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, who is now one of the technology giants purged by the authorities.
The website of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on August 21 that Zhou Jiangyong, a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee, was suspected of serious violations of discipline and law.
Just yesterday (20th), Zhou Jiangyong also attended the first (expanded) meeting of the Leading Group for Carbon Neutralization in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
And Zhou Jiangyong was announced by the authorities to investigate the time of the weekend. As of press time, the Hangzhou Municipal Government website has not deleted Zhou Jiangyong’s official resume in time.
According to the official introduction, Zhou Jiangyong, 54 years old this year, has served as the mayor, secretary of the municipal party committee of Zhoushan, and secretary of the Wenzhou municipal party committee. In June 2017, Zhou Jiangyong served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, was promoted to deputy ministerial level, and continued to serve as secretary of the Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee. In May 2018, Zhou Jiangyong was appointed Secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee.
Zhou Jiangyong was in the second year of taking office as Hangzhou’s “top leader”. According to the Hangzhou Daily, the Hangzhou Municipal Government held a public ceremony. Zhou Jiangyong awarded Ma Yun the title of “Hangzhou People for Meritorious Service”. It’s a tribute.” Ma Yun said in his speech that there would be no Ma Yun without Hangzhou, and there would be no Alibaba.
Soon, the Hangzhou Municipal Government and Alibaba Group signed a “comprehensively deepening strategic cooperation agreement”, Zhou Jiangyong claimed to “unswervingly” support the development of Alibaba. In November 2019, Alibaba’s Tmall Double 11 shopping festival had a record high turnover. Zhou Jiangyong went to Alibaba’s Hangzhou headquarters late at night, and also put on the company’s red T-shirt, accompanied by Jack Ma to show condolences to the company’s employees.
After Ma Yun criticized the Chinese Communist Party’s regulatory system last year, the authorities took a heavy hit against Alibaba, including shelving the initial public offering (IPO) plan of its Ant Group, and launching an antitrust investigation against Alibaba, and fined it 18.2 billion yuan.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Xi Jinping personally ordered the block of Ant Group’s IPO after Jack Ma’s speech. Another important reason for the suspension of the IPO is that the ownership structure of Ant Group is too complicated, which makes the Chinese Communist Party uneasy. Ant Group’s shareholders include Jiang Zemin. His grandson Jiang Zhicheng, Jia Qinglin’s son-in-law Li Botan, and other elites of the Chinese Communist Party.
Outsiders speculated that Zhou Jiangyong was investigated by the authorities or had connections with Alibaba.
In addition, on the eve of Zhou Jiangyong’s fall from the horse, he just hosted a meeting of the leading group for the construction of Hangzhou “Digital Intelligence Hangzhou” and requested to strengthen data security supervision, which he called “one brain governs the whole city.” This urban project, known as “supervision at a glance,” has been accused by outsiders as part of the CCP’s digital surveillance and totalitarianism.
The irony is that during the epidemic last year, Hangzhou held an evaluation conference for “Pandemic prevention and control to make up for shortcomings and plug loopholes.” Zhou Jiangyong publicly “exposed the shortcomings” and warned the cadres of the city: “When the times abandon you, you won’t even say goodbye. can speak.”
Zhou Jiangyong is the 20th “big tiger” that fell on the officialdom of the Chinese Communist Party this year, and is also the first deputy provincial city party secretary to be investigated this year. Zhou Jiangyong was investigated by the “International Organization for Investigating the Persecution of Falun Gong” overseas for participating in the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong.
Editor in charge: Lin Yan#