采访/朱智善 编辑/张天宇 后制/陈建铭
Zhang Mu-Sheng: Bigger Tigers Are Hiding in the Army
Zhang Mu-sheng is the think tank of Liu Yuan,
the main anti-graft leader in the People ‘s Liberation Army.
Zhang exposed that PLA corruption is far worse than what
people can imagine.
Though senior leaders such as Xu Caihou and Gu Junshan
were sacked, there are more powerful tigers hiding behind.
His public comment has immediately drawn much speculation.
Zhang Mu-sheng, former president of China Tax magazine,
is a close ally of Liu Yuan, the son of Liu Shaoqi, and the
political commissar of the PLA General Logistics Department.
In a speech prior to the Fourth Plenary Session,
Zhang Mu-sheng explained the severity of army corruption,
tigers are not just buying or selling official titles,
but also dare to touch the military budget.
Zhang Mu-sheng did not specifically name the tigers,
but waves of speculation were sparked over his remarks.
Is a new climax of anti-graft to emerge?
Commentator Lan Su: “Is there greater military corruption?
In the Jiang Zemin era, its entire policy to develop solidarity
and the economy was through corruption.
This tactic was followed in the army, systematically,
for jobs and promotions."
Zhang Mu-sheng revealed that behind the tiger Xu Caihou
and the big mouse Gu Junshan, there are tigers yet to be
exposed that are bigger and more powerful than expected.
This can possibly be explained by the fact that after the downfall
of Gu Junshan, former deputy director of the General Logistics
Department, the implicated amount, as much as 30 billion yuan,
mostly remained unknown.
Beijing current affairs commentator Hua Po:
“He embezzled more than 30 billion yuan,
but where was the money?
It can ‘t be all gone to Xu Caihou.
Xu was only one of his patrons.
There ought to be bigger ones.
I analyze the entire Central Military Commission was involved.
I believe a thorough investigation will find that hardly anyone
in the CMC was clean.
Gu Junshan has corrupted so much, in order to be promoted,
he has to pay his way both up and down."
Media have analyzed that bigger tigers than Xu Caihou and
Gu Junshan could be Guo Boxiong, the CMC Vice Chairman,
Liang Guanglie, former Minister for National Defense,
Chen Bingde, former Minister of the General Logistics Department,
and Liao Xilong, former Director of General Logistics Department.
It is also commented that the bigger tigers ought to be
former CCP leader Jiang Zemin and his henchman in the military –
Zhang Wannian, the former vice chairman of CMC.
Lan Su: “Who are bigger than Xu Caihou and Gu Junshan?
I don’t think we need to guess.
Gu Junshan pulled out Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong,
both are being investigated.
They both were former CMC vice chairmen.
Who can be bigger than the two of them?
There is only one, that’s Jiang Zemin.
This released information was absolutely directed at Jiang Zemin.
There is no doubt of it."
Zhang Mu-sheng’s exposure of the bigger army tigers is to create
public opinion in the army for Xi Jinping ‘s anti-graft leadership.
Will the big tigers really be exposed?
Some people are not so optimistic.
In the just closed Fourth Plenary Session, Yang Jinshan,
deputy commander of the Chengdu Military Region,
was expelled from the Party for alleged serious disciplinary
Lieutenant General Yang Jinshan was a member of the 205
He became the highest active rank being sacked after the 18th
National Congress. His downfall is also the most unexpected
personnel change during the Fourth Plenary Session.
Commentator Lan Su indicates that, the intensity of the current
social contradictions has the CCP hit the tigers so that
someone is held accountable for the social unrest.
The national resources emptied by the Jiang faction can be recovered,
and the new regime can break the resistance of vested interests
and implement new leadership.
Therefore, the CCP ‘s anti-graft is better put
as involuntary anti-graft.
Interview/Zhu Zhishan Edit/Zhang Tianyu Post-Production/Chen Jianming