Target: Hu Jintao, President and Paramount Leader of the People’s Republic of China
Goal: Commend efforts to stand up against corruption by expelling corrupt official from Parliament
Recently, the Chinese Parliament decided to expel one of its members. Bo Xilai, the Chinese politician in question, had already been expelled from the Communist party in China prior to being expelled from Parliament and having his legal immunity stripped of him.
Previously, Bo had been a favorite of the Communist party and was set to be appointed to the Politburo Standing Committee, the most powerful decision-making body in China. However, he now stands accused of sexual misconduct, abusing his power, and taking bribes. His wife has also been convicted of murder, a crime he seems to also be tangled up with. Much of the Chinese media has been calling for him to face justice for his crimes, and now that Bo no longer has legal immunity as a member of Parliament, he can be tried for his crimes.
Bo has been known throughout his career as an individual who would like to bring back the Communist China from the days of Mao, with much backing from the leftists in the country. While he does have some support from a small group of the Chinese people, his crimes must be answered for. No matter what political leanings a person has, no one should be allowed to abuse power, take bribes, and act sexually inappropriate.
Sign the petition letter below, and thank the Chinese government for cracking down on the corruption of its officials. China is on a long road to making itself meet the standards of the modern world, and this is one big step in the right direction. If the Chinese government realizes how much support is behind them, they will continue to be tough on public officials who break the rules.
Dear President Hu Jintao,
As you know, the Chinese Parliament recently decided to expel one of its members. Bo Xilai, who was also expelled from the Communist party, is being held accountable for his actions and has been stripped of his legal immunity.
As someone who stands accused of improper sexual relations, abuse of power, accepting bribes, and even possibly being involved in a murder, Mr. Bo is potentially facing heavy sentences for his crimes now that he no longer has legal immunity, and this is exactly as it should be.
Every individual who stands accused of such crimes should have to face justice for what they have done, no matter their political status. The Chinese government’s step in making sure this man is able to face trial for his crimes is outstanding. It is a strong stance against government corruption.
Thank you for taking this stand not only against crime but those who commit these crimes thinking the laws do not apply to them. It truly makes the statement that China believes that no one is above the law and that no one is above punishment. Please know that many people across the world support this decision and that the world is eagerly watching as your nation exposes those who abuse their power.
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