Fears that the Chinese government were about to undertake a costly and painstaking investigation into the death of journalist Sun Hongjie were dismissed after a spokesman from the Peoples Justice Department admitted he had given the order for him to be beaten to death by security forces masquerading as a gang of thugs.
Government officials had toyed with the idea of holding a Western style public inquest into the savage attack which had left the journalist battling in vain for his life. But after weighing up the financial costs involved in holding such a charade, they decided it would be too ridiculous to even contemplate.
The Chinese were quick to point out that several lengthy and expensive inquiries carried out in the UK in recent years had admittedly made the chattering champions of democracy and supporters of our free press feel enormously vindicated and pleased with themselves, but it hadn’t actually achieved very much for the impoverished man in the street.
Head of China’s Justice Department, the recently elected Foo Lin Gnowan, argued that any investigation carried out by his staff would obviously be secretive and corrupt right from the start and the money might just as well be spent on luxury gifts, limousines and extremely large mansions for those government officials involved in drawing up the sham report - just as it had for former jackpot winning socialist PM and multi-millionaire Tony Blair and the jaw-dropping wealth lavished on his inner circle of friends.
Foo Lin pointed out that the Bloody Sunday inquiry - eventually costing over £400m and resulting in nothing more than a self righteous apology from the British government - could have been spent heating the homes of the elderly and infirm rather than the swimming pools of tubby Irish lawyers
The money frittered on the Hutton Inquiry (£1.6m) could have gone to saving the lives of 1000s rather than investigating the death of one man.
The money used investigating the London Bombings would have been better spent on support for the survivors rather than an epitaph for the dead.
But, said the Chinese government, that’s not how we do things in China. Foo Lin insisted the Chinese democracy genie may well be taking a look outside the bottle right now but it won’t be long before it is rounded up and forced back in.
Confucius says ‘There is absolutely NO chance of money being wasted on trying to find dumb questions to fit blindingly obvious answers....I’m having it instead’.
Chinese think gang may have helped journalist take his own life
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Fears that the Chinese government were about to undertake a costly and painstaking investigation into the death of journalist Sun Hongjie were dismissed after a spokesman from the Peoples Justice Department admitted he had given the order for him to be beaten to death by security forces masquerading as a gang of thugs.Posted 6 years ago #
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