Wang Zhen, China's Joan of Arc
She Is Young, She Is Pretty, She Is an Associate Professor
at a Beijing university and She can easily Find Herself A
Comfortable spot in China's Exclusive Elite club. But She
Decided to put her career Advancement, Financial security
even personal freedom on the line to Stand up and speak out
for the truth she pursues and the course she believes in.
Shortly after the illegal detention of Bo Xilai, Wang
Zhen publicly condemned it as a political persecution,
and went alone to the Beijing Police Bureau questioning
the legality of the case. She was arrested, briefly, suspended
from her academic job, for a long period, and her online
presence was prohibited from time to time. Yet she can
not be silenced. About two weeks ago, she began her new
campaign to secure Bo Xilai's release by sending her appeals
directly to China's top leader Xi
In her statement she declared that she would mail Xi Jinping
a letter each day until March 14, the day one year ago when
Jiabao openly attacked Bo Xilai and the Chongqing
model at a press conference, the day one year ago when
Bo Xilai's wife Gu
Kailai was taken away without informing her family, the
day one year ago when Bo Xilai was placed under house arrest
without charge, ane the day one year ago when Bo
Xilai became the icon of China's resistance movement.
So far Wang Zhen received no response from Xi Jinping and
her online copies of the letters were repeatedly deleted
by various cyber administrative regimes which by now are
still controlled by Wen Jiabao's personal spin doctor - the State
Council Information Office.
However, Wang Zhen has become the leader of China's mass
democracy movement in her own right, that demands the Government
to respect the Constitution, to free political
prisoner Bo Xilai and to investigate corruption and high
treason allegations against some high officials at the
top level of the government.
The following is our interpretation of the main points
in Wang Zhen's first letter to Xi Jinping:
Chinese government must respect Chinese institution
The new leadership can begin to do the right thing by renouncing
the illegal prosecution of Bo Xilai and the people associated
It is determined by people not Government in terms of who
are good officials
Who are the good official is a
matter for people not other government officials to
Public trust in the new leadership could be lost if the
prosecution of Bo Xilai continues
If Bo Xilai is not freed from unlawful detention and cleaned
of the fabricated charges, the remaining trust that Chinese
public has in the new leadership, which is already very thin,
could disappear completely.
A new political force will emerge in China if Bo Xilai
is not rehabilitated
If the top leadership fails to restore Bo Xilai to his position,
a new Communist Party with Bo Xilai as its spiritual leader
could emerge pretty soon, since according to Chinese Constitution,
it is legal to form a new political entity, provided it does
not challenge the Communist Party's leadership and avert
China's socialist path. In other word, if the new CCP is
proven to be a much genuine CCP comparing to the one in the
power that advocates privatisation, serves the rich few and
bows to foreign pressure, then once again, according to Chinese
Constitution, it is the genuien CCP not the fake one with
the legitimacy to lead China.
Below is the eighth letter that Wang Zhen mailed to Xi
Jinping: Bo Xilai is the victim of the political persecution
and to continue prosecute him is unlawful.
Below is the tenth letter that Wang Zhen posted to Xi Jinping:
To get rich together is a way to bring back the Chinese Constitution.
What Chinese Say
China's online community hailed Wang Zhen
as a national hero:
You are contemporary Qiujin (An anti-Manchu colonial rule female
warrior in the turn of the 20th century), and you are a true
Miss Wang is a saint, Bo Xilai is also a saint, only saint can
truly understand the mind and heart of another saint, and the
mind and the heart of the saints can draw response from the Heaven
and the Earth.
Salute Professor Wang!
Miss Wang, from you we see the hope of China.
This young lady will definitely go down history as a national
Wang Zhen support Bo Xilai, so I support Wang Zhen!
What Chinese Say
To China's new top leader Xi Jinping:
An entire Chinese Constitution can be summarised into one phrase
which is "to serve the people". Anyone who rejects
to follow this path has in effect breached the Constitution.
Chinese people has delivered a verdict: Bo Xilai is not gulty.
Clean the false charges against Bo Xilai and let him return
to work. The nation and the people need him.
I will donate my money for supporting China's war against Japan!
I will donate my life for supporting Bo Xilai!