Mistress proves to be key player in China's anti-corruption mechanism; Top Marxist theorist and party think tank official fired after mistress exposes their affairs online


Chinese People  Updated:Tue, May 14, 2013 10:09 AM   By Bernd Chang


Yi Junqing, a top Marxism-Leninism theorist leading an important party think tank, has been removed as director of Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, after his post-doctoral mistress Chang Yan exposed their affairs online one month ago.

Unlike in the west countries where rule of law, free press and independent investigation committee play the fundamental anti-corruption roles, China has its own unique anti-corrution mechanism which takes advantage of the mistresses of Chinese officials to reveal, ambush, (and eventually wipe out) corruption.

And never worry there are not enough mistresses for the lofty task, since 95% of Chinese corrupted officials have mistresses or Ernai (second wife) according to a CNTV report.

And so far, this mistress anti-corruption mechanism seems to be successful.

Yi Junqing fired from his post as director of a top party think tank

After party chief of a Chongqing district, Lei Zhengfu, was fired after a 12-second video tape showing he had sex with his young mistress in a hotel, Yi Junqing, a more senior Chinese official having rank equivalent to vice minister, has lost his job, state media said on Thursday, after a jilted mistress detailed their sexual affairs in an online essay topping 120,000 written Chinese characters.

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The removal of Yi Junqing as director of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau (CCTB) for ‘improper lifestyle’, which was announced Thursday, has been anticipated for weeks since the appearance online of a salacious account written by Chang Yan, his post-doctoral mistress and fellow at the bureau, in her real name.

Online essay posted by his mistress Chang Yan recorded in detail their 17 sexual trysts in hotels

The 120,000-character essay – which was a brief Internet sensation before it was erased from the Chinese intranet (but has remained in oversees websites) – chronicled the romantic but also painful relationship between Yi Junqing and Chang Yan, from December 2011 to November 2012.

Shortly after her essay of Chinese official sex sandal got online sensation, Chang posted a notice saying the writing was fictional, but Chinese netizens believed it was real.

And it was. In her lengthy narration, Chang detailed the 17 sexual trysts with time, hotel and even room number. It also is full of details such as their birthdays, cell phone numbers they used to contact each other and their communicating short messages. And netizens did some digging and found the hotels, the people mentioned in the essay are real.

In order to work in Beijing and obtain a Beijing hukou, a permanent residence permit, 34 years old Chang Yan, a married woman from Shanxi Province, bribed Yi Junqing, 20 years older than her, with totally 60,000 RMB in cash and with her sexy body in 17 times only to discover he was not going to help and that he had other mistresses. Feeling jilted by Yi, Chang extorted 1 millin RMB as hush money from him, but she did not keep her words and exposed their one-year-long relationship online in the end.

Full mouth of lofty Marxism and Leninism, full brain of thieving and whoring, reads an editorial

Directly under the party's central leadership, since it was founded in the 1950s, the CCTB has grown from its roots as the official translator of the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin into Chinese to become a key party think tank providing Marxist theoretical support for party policies.

Official profile shows Yi Junqing, 54 years old, is a professor and doctoral supervisor and gained doctoral degree in philosophy from Belgrade University in 1987. Yi was once president of Helongjiang university and propaganda chief of Heilongjiang province. He was appointed as director of Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, a rank equivalent to vice minister in Feb. 2010.

Yi Junqing has been engaged in research in Marxist Philosophy, Marxism development in world stage. Major works of him include: New Marxism in East Europe, History and Utopia, etc.

Now, the case is fueling public indignation. “He talks always Marxism and Leninism, but what he did is fully thieving and whoring”, said an editorial published Friday in the state-run Qianjiang Evening newspaper.

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