除此之外，由多名中国记者联名登记的微信公号“察时局”（Cha_shiju），在23号，发表题为“徐即使病逝 案件仍将深挖 开打新老虎”的文章。文章认为，近期媒体披露徐才厚案细节，以及其他一些动向，显示出徐才厚可能已经病危，案件正在加速，进入收尾阶段。
采访/朱智善 编辑/尚燕 后制/陈建铭
The Accelerated Xu Caihou Case May Expose More Important Players
The scandal regarding former Vice Chairman of the CPC
Central Military Commission Xu Caihou has been publicized
and then subsequently deleted in Chinese media recently.
Some critics said this phenomenon showed that
the accelerated disposition of the Xu Caihou case
may usher in the conclusion of the case.
But even if Xu dies, his “bigger patron"
will still be exposed.
The cover story of the 32nd issue of Phoenix Weekly
published on Nov. 20 is entitled “Behind the Investigation
of Xu Caihou, a National Traitor."
It covers inside stories regarding the investigation
ofXu Caihou, including a large amount of cash,
gold, silver, treasures and jewels as well as his family
members’ involvement in the corruption case.
The news was widely published on major Chinese social
media on the afternoon of Nov. 20, with the headline,
“Behind the Xu Caihou Investigation ,"
but all posts were deleted that night.
It has seemingly confirmed the Central Propaganda
Department’s secret order disclosed by the foreign website
China Digital Times on the morning of Nov. 20.
The secret order dictates, “The corruption case regarding
Xu Caihou shall only be reported by the concerned
authorities, and all the coverage of this case on local
social media shall be strictly censored;
otherwise, it is subject to serious investigations."
However, the next day, micro blogger Political SIPO again
singled out ten details about Xu’s corruption scandal
reported by Phoenix Weekly, and they were subsequently
posted by other media including the North Youth Network.
In addition, “Cha_shiju", a micro blogger account jointly
registered by several Chinese reporters posted on Nov. 23,
entitled “Even if Xu dies, the case will still be seriously
investigated to fight against the new tiger".
The article indicated that the details regarding Xu’s
corruption disclosed by social media recently
and some other tendencies showed that Xu
might have been in a critical situation.
The case has been processed quickly
and is well into its final stage.
The article also said that the “elimination of Xu campaign"
has been going on in the military this month.
Even if Xu dies, the investigation of his case
will not stop.
The tendencies in Xu’s corruption case also shows that the
military is in the process of digging out another “big tiger".
Beijing political analyst Hua Po: “These words
are very important.
Though Xu may be in critical condition, Xi Jinping
will still eliminate Xu’s influence in the military.
Therefore, a big purge in the military is unavoidable,
and it will be more severe than the situation in society."
Commentator Lan Shu: “After Xu is cracked down on,
the next target may be Guo Boxion.
Judging from various reports, Guo has in fact been isolated
As to when it will be publicized, I think it is just
a matter of time."
In addition to the “big tiger" at the same level as Xu,
recent media reports also hinted that there may be
a “bigger tiger" behind them.
For example, a Phoenix Weekly report revealed that
in the 1990s, the confidant who promoted Xu was a
high ranking official in the military’s political work system
from Shandong Province.
The report didn’t specifically disclose
the name of the official;
however, it said, “Xu was born into a poor farm family,
without any political background, so the fact that he was
promoted quickly in the military had something to do
with that high ranking official’s repeated appreciation
and recommendations of him."
Singapore newspaper, Lianhe Zaobao, quoted someone
close to the case in Beijing as saying that Xu was appointed
as member of the CMC and deputy director of the General
Political Department in 1999;
He served as director of the General Political Department
after the 16th CPC National Congress in 2002
and vice chairman of the Central Military Commission
He reached the pinnacle of his career in 2007 when he
served as member of Politburo and vice chairman
of the Central Military Commission in 2007.
This kind of promotion might not be done by that
“senior official in the political work system."
Hua Po: “In fact, as to who promoted these two people
to such positions, there should be a justification.
In terms of the people behind them, I think their promotions
should have something to do with Jiang Zemin."
Lan Shu: “After Xu was arrested, a series of incidents
in the military are likely to expose many other corruption
cases beyond other imaginations.
These corruptions may eventually be linked to Jiang Zemin,
as he appointed nearly two hundred generals during
Recently, in addition to the exposed Chinese military
corruption cases, the evidence publicized by the U.S.-based
World Organization to Investigate the Persecution
of Falun Gong also shows that the General Logistics
Department of the Chinese army controlled by Xu
was directly involved in the systemized crimes of harvesting
organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Faced with this evidence, the Chinese authorities
have yet to give any response to date.
Interview/Zhu Zhishan Edit/ShangYan Post-Production/Chen Jianming