Xu Caihou Involved in Coup must be Taken Down
Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of the Military Commission,
has been removed and handed over to prosecutors.
The public and military scholars say
that it’s good news.
Xin Ziling, former publishing director of China’s
military institution says that Xu Caihou has been involved
in a military coup plotted by Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai.
In order to seize total power over the military,
Xi Jinping had to take him down.
Xin Ziling says that the former leader Jiang Zemin and
Zeng Qinghong were also involved in the coup.
Professor Ni Lexiong of Shanghai University School
of Politics and Law spoke to NTD Television about
Xu Caihou’s removal.
He says that Xi Jinping bravely taking this “big Tiger” down,
is inspiring news.
Chinese history shows that China’s biggest enemy
is internal, corrupt officials.
Ni Lexiong: “China’s biggest enemy is inside China:
those corrupt officials at the administrative level.
They have brought great damage internally
to our nation and country.
They messed up inside, so they don’t have enough power
to deal the outside unrest.”
Xin Ziling told NTD that this event was the important turning
point in military development since Xi Jinping took office.
He says that Xu Caihou led the military to corruption, thus
badly damaging the army’s capability.
Xin Ziling: “Military officers are not qualified,
they spent several million yuan to buy the title of General.
Do they have the spirit to sacrifice in battle?
Xu Caihou has messed up the military during his term,
badly affecting its capability.”
Xin Ziling says that Xu’s downfall
was not an isolated matter.
He has been involved in Bo Xilai and
Zhou Yongkang’s coup.
Xi Jinping took him down,
as if rooting out a time bomb.
Xin Ziling: “Once in a meeting, Xu Caihou and
Bo Xilai sat next to each other.
Xu comforted Bo at a sad time for Bo.
Xu has participated in Bo and Zhou’s coup.
It wouldn’t work if they plotted a coup without
the military’s involvement.
The coup was a very serious issue.
Completely removing Xu in this way, has defused
the military time bomb.”
During Chinese New Year, Xu Caihou and Xi Jinping
appeared together at a party to greet retired senior leaders.
Observers speculate that Xu likely has a “soft landing”.
Xin Ziling analyzes that Xi Jinping must take down
Xu Caihou, otherwise he couldn’t grasp military power.
Xin Ziling: “Many military officers purchased
their ranks via Xu Caihou.
Then they became Commanders.
What would he think about it?
Those officers paid money for their rank.
Who would they be loyal to?
To the one they paid money to,
because this person gave them military power
and high rank.”
Xin Ziling analyzes that although the coup, is such a big issue,
Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang yet haven’t been touched.
Jiang Zemin must also have been involved.
Will Xu Caihou’s case expand to Jiang Zemin?
It is hard to say.
However, Jiang’s faction must be completely eliminated.
Otherwise, Xi Jinping will find it hard to run the country.
Xin Ziling says that many current incidents
were manipulated by Jiang’s faction,
especially suppression of press freedom.
Liu Yunshan, Politburo member was behind it.
Xin Ziling: “It would be dangerous without
dealing with Jiang’s faction.
The country would be in a state of unrest.
This is the main reason why Xi Jinping
determined to remove them.
The two key persons were Zhou Yongkang
and Xu Caihou.”
Xin Ziling reveals that Zhou Yongkang
took billions in bribes.
The regime certainly could give the nation
his corruption as an explanation.
Xin says that Zeng Qinghong also currently lost his freedom,
Zeng, has been described as Jiang Zemin’s
“hatchet man” and “military counselor”.
Xin Ziling is nearly 80, a biographer,
retired from the military.
He has published several biographies.
including disgraceful leader Mao Zedong and
military figures such as Zhu De.
His works are recognized as valued
academic historical studies.
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