採訪/朱智善 編輯/陳潔 後製/舒燦
Deputy Commander of Chengdu Military Region Is Arrested
Recently, Vice Chairman Xu Qiliang of Central Military
claimed to"investigate and punish a group of military officers,"
after he’d completed the inspections upon Guangzhou
and Chengdu Military Regions.
On July 16, media reported, Chengdu Military Region Deputy
Commander, Yang Jinshan,
was arrested for his involvment of former Chongqing Party
Secretary Bo Xilai’s case.
So what are the signs the Communist regime
are trying to release?
Let’s take a look at the reports.
The Chinese Communist mouthpiece, Xinhua Net,
reported on July 15,
that from late April to late June, the CMC Inspection Team
conducted inspections on the Guangzhou and Chengdu
On July 11, leader of the inspection team
Xu Qiliang claimed,
“A group of military officers will be investigated
In particular, major members and leaders of the Communist
Committee will be targeted.
Chinese issues researcher Zhang Jian: “The investigation
on these two military regions signal the result of a power struggle.
Most of the loyalists of Gu Junshan and Xu Caihou were
in Chengdu and Guangzhou Military Region.
After their downfall, they are now reorganising the entire military
system as a clear signal to the army: “Take the political stand.”
According to inside sources, on July 16, Yang Jinshan, the
incumbent deputy commander of Chengdu Military Region,
was reportedly arrested,
His secretary surnamed Chen has also gone missing.
Yang Jinshan’s arrest was said to be related to Bo Xilai’s case.
60 year old Yang Jinshan, was Chief of Staff of 14th Army
Group, and 31 Division’s commander,
also he was Head of Command Operations Department
of Chengdu Military Region and Deputy Chief of Staff.
In December 2009, Yang Jinshan served as Tibet Military
In July 2011, Yang was promoted to the rank
of Lieutenant General.
Last July, he was transferred to Chengdu Military Region
as Deputy Commander.
Zhang Jian believes Yang Jinshan’s arrest is associated
with Xu Qiliang’s claim, that a group of people
were under investigation.
Zhang Jian: “The inspection team could have had some
internal deployment before Yang Jinshan was arrested.
His title as deputy commander of Chengdu Military Region,
is heavy enough to deter other military heads,
ensuring their allegiance to the Central Committee."
It is understood, the Chengdu Military Region, responsible
for commanding two Army Groups, the 13th and 14th,
covers areas of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet and Chongqing.
The 14th Army Group in Yunnan Province, was formerly known
as Shanxi New Army created by Bo Xilai’s father, Bo Yibo.
In February 2012 when Wang Lijun fled to the U.S. consulate
in Chengdu, Bo Xilai paid a high-profile visit
to the 14th Army Group.
It was interpreted as “threatening the central government,
attempting rebellion" at the time.
In November 2011, Chengdu Military Region conducted
a large-scale military exercises in Chongqing City.
Participated by then head of Chongqing, Bo Xilai,
Defense Minister, Liang Guangli, Commander of Chengdu
Military Region, Li Shiming, Political Commissar, Tian Xiusi,
and Commander of Tibet Military Area, Yang Jinshan.
Bo Xilai was analyzed as intimidating and demonstrative
of his power to Hu Jintao’s authorities.
Xia Ming, Political science professor of City University
New York: “Bo Xilai’s incident, has exposed his connection
in Chengdu Military Region. Xi Jinping should definitely take
control of it."
Zhang Jian: “During the investigation on these two military
regions, flights of Shanghai Airport were cancelled on July 14.
It was said to be caused by a military exercise executed
by Nanjing Military Region.
This has never been seen before in China.
Many life-threatening events have occurred around Xi Jinping.
Xi may take a very strong approach in this,
killing any remaining threat of Bo in the military.
On June 25, former military commissar Ye Wanyong, was
dismissed from as member of CPPCC (National Committee
of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference).
It is reported he was arrested in May.
Insiders revealed that Ye Wanyong was sacked for his
involvement in plotting the coup plan with
Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai.
According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, Wei Jin
was another official arrested in May.
Wei Jin a Major General, is Deputy Political Commissar
of Tibet Military Area,
who’d long served in Sichuan Military Region.
Xia Ming: “Xi Jinping has sacked many senior leaders, including
Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang, Gu Junshan,Xu Caihou,
and Guo Boxiong etc.
These big tigers in the army have had intertwined relationships.
They breed their own forces through trading official titles.
His attacking these people will not be limited to just the personal
level, but a network of power. It takes determination."
The regime media reported on July 15, two officers from
Tibet Military Area were promoted to lieutenant General
in Chengdu Military Region.
None of the officers originally in Chengdu Military Region
were promoted to the Lieutenant General post.
Eight officers were promoted to Major General
without the names being specifically given.
It is understood that none of the Chengdu Military Region
headquarters were promoted to General.
Interview/Zhu Zhishan Edit/ChenJie Post-Production/ShuYe