採訪/陳漢 編輯/宋風 後製/葛雷
Military Seriously Corrupt. Xi Jinping Orders Audit
Recently, the Central Military Commission issued “Opinions
on the strengthening and improvement of military leadership
financial responsibility audit"
It requests military cadres to accept audit and supervision.
Since Xi Jinping became Chairman of the military, he has
issued “Ten Rules" and “Prohibition of Drinking Alcohol".
Xi also requested changing new military vehicle license
plates and military officials above regiment-level must join
the training from soldier level.
Can Xi change the military corrupt phenomenon?
On September 24, the Chinese regime announced OPINIONS.
It requests regiment-level officials to be audited first.
Officials reaching maximum age or maximum term along with
transferring or demobilized officials are audited before leaving.
OPINIONS has particularly pointed out cadres who are
in charge of financial jobs.
The main audit content includes officials’ duties of making
financial decisions; funding approval, material allocation,
disposal of assets, signing contracts as well as personal
property and vehicle usage.
Li Shanjian, current affairs commentator:"Military corruption
is very serious.
It threatens the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) survival and
So the OPINIONS has been launched under these circumstances."
Li said that accounting policy and auditing systems already
existed in the military. However, the corruption has worsened.
The CCP’s one-party dictatorship creates corruption.
Officials’ corruption exists as a whole in Chinese society.
Under this environment, launching OPINIONS
will not play a role.
In May 2013, military official Luo Yuan warned that corruption
is the number one killer of the military’s fighting ability.
If corruption is not cleared out, military will be defeated
before a fight starts.
Liu Yazhou, political commissar of National Defense
published an article on People’s Daily criticizing the army.
Liu claimed that some leaders and officials have forgotten their
duties by pursuing material and personal gain.
The serious corruption has caused a very bad influence.
Wu Fan, current affairs commentator said that the
military is the first unit that Xi wants to control.
If he can not control the military, his power will not be stable.
However, Xi fights corruption to protect the CCP and
to maintain his own authority.
Wu Fan: “Xi actually doesn’t want to change this regime via
Nor changing the regime to be better or better serving to
civilians. This is not his purpose.
During fight corruption campaign, its ok if one listens to him
otherwise, one will be removed by using anti-corruption means."
Many high-ranking military officials’ scandals were exposed,
it shocked the public.
Wang Shouye, former deputy Navy commander embezzled
160 million Yuan ($26 million), and kept five mistresses.
Gu Junshan, former Deputy Minister of People’s Liberation
Army General logistic Department were even worse.
In Jan. 2013, Jiang Changyong, deputy editor of dzwww.com
said in Weibo microblog: Gu Junshan was arrested before
New Year’s day. Gu bribed 20 billion Yuan, possessed more
than 300 properties.
He lives in a building with area of 7000 square kilometers.
60 people maintain the building for him.
He kept five mistresses, one is a singer, two are young movie
stars, one is a TV presenter and one is white-collar senior clerk.
Sources said that Gu travels on his private plane and many
thousands of bottles of Moutai wine were found at his home.
Li Shanjian said that the CCP officials are extremely corrupt.
Except for the lack of a monitoring system, the degeneration
of traditional culture and morality are also the causes.
Li Jianshan:"When people don’t have any belief, they dare
to do anything, no matter in the army or not, they are the same."
At end of Jan. 2013, Transparency International’s annual
corruption index shows China is a highly corrupt country.
Officials in this organization said that China has no special
department to monitor military corruption,.
The military only relies on its own control. The opaque
system can easily lead one to become corrupt.