Cleansing Jiang’s faction in the Army before the 18th Conference
“Recently, while leaders in the army expressed
full loyalty to Hu Jintao,
generals of army and armed police are also
including those colluding with Bo Xilai
and planning to stage a coup have been purged.
Hu Jintao is fully in control. Zhou Yongkang and blood-debt
factions have lost their vitality and are struggling to stay alive.
The Chinese political situation follows the direction
as forecast by this station a few months ago.
Outside speculations are that the current military shake-up
is for thoroughly cleansing Jiang’s faction,
strengthen national defense. Whilst safeguarding
a successful 18th National Congress Conference.”
While the 18th Chinese Communist Congress is near,
the political and legal system just had a major adjustment,
followed by the army political commissar reshuffle.
On July 11,
The Armed Police Tianjin Corps held a General Assembly,
Wang Xianhua was appointed Corps Political Commissar.
The same day, Hong Kong, People’s Liberation Army
Political Commissar Wang Zengbo was transferred to
Chengdu as the deputy political commissar of the
former political commissar of the Guangzhou Military
Region army Yue Shixin became the political commissar of the Hong Kong Garrison.
“New Tang Dynasty" reported in April that Bo had tried
to rope in and buy off the Lanzhou Military Region and planned air strikes on Beijing.
During the tour of “Air Force 81 “flight demonstration team
and the Army parachute team tour,
commanders of Lanzhou Military Region watching
the performances were all new faces.
Official media disclosed, for the first time in summer of 2012,
the adjustment in the Air Force and Lanzhou Military Region.
The new Air Force deputy political commissar
Fang Jianguo will replace Wang Jinxiang.
Fang’s vacancy will be filled by Liu Jian,
political commissar of Air Force Logistics.
Major General Miao Hua will be deputy political
commissar of the Lanzhou Military Region.
Major General Ji Fengjun of Nanjing Military Region
is promoted to deputy political commissar.
Ji Fengjun will replace Huang Yungeun
of Lanshou Military Region Air Force.
Liu Yinquan, former professor of history in Shandong,
believes that a large scale of adjustment not only cleanses;
Jiang’s corrupt forces but also shows Hu Jintao’s preparation
of taking tough measures against the East and South China Sea.
Liu: “We see from these cadres adjustment, the majority of
pro-Jiang Zemin’s and pro-Bo Xilai forces will be re-adjusted.
I expect that Hu Jintao will further strengthen his power.
In addition, other hard-liners towards foreign powers
have also been re-adjusted.
For example, Wang Dengping’s transferring to
the South China Sea indicates that
the Chinese regime will take a strong stand
in the South China Sea."
The incumbent Defense Minister Liang Guanglie was also
drawn into the Bo Xilai conspiracy coup on Nov. 10, 2011.
While President Hu Jintao was at the APEC meeting
in Hawaii when a military exercise was held in Chongqing.
Liang as defense secretary attended the exercises,
along with Li Shiming,
commander of the Chengdu Military Region
political commissar Tian Xiu Zhong,
deputy political commissar Liu Changyin,
the chief of staff Yi Hu Sheng,
Yang Jinshan of Tibet Military Area Command, as well as
Commander of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces.
According to the rule, only the chairman of the CMC
has the honor of holding military exercises.
Outsiders believe that Bo Xilai was rehearsing for a
military coup with this unusual military move.
Liu analyzed that in order to establish his dynasty,
Bo Xilai constantly led his son into the spotlight,
and attempted to use force to seize political power
in China to implement a fascist government.
Liu: “He wants to achieve his goal. What should he do then?
First, he formed an alliance with the secretary
of Politics and Law Committee, such as Zhou Yongkang,
he used ambitious military leaders to build his dynasty.
Thus, Hu must get rid of these military leaders
who had conspired with Bo to seize power. “
Chinese Affairs editor Wu Fan stated, recently,
the army leaders swore their allegiance to Hu and
the big shake-up in the army was a way
to cleanse Bo Xilai’s gang thoroughly.
At the same time, Hu Jintao also had arranged
Only by doing so, could Hu feel safe for the
opening of the 18th National Congress Conference.
Wu Fan: “His organization and the deployment of personnel,
emphasizes completely the loyalty towards Hu Jintao.
Besides, he is a little nervous over the situation in the
East China Sea and South China Sea,
so he wants to have some of their trusted staff among
the combat troops."
In addition, he made an adjustment in the Hainan Military:
Liu Xin replaces Liu Dingxing as Hainan Military Region
Yang Yonghai was dismissed as Hainan Military Region
Xie Jian Liang will be deputy political commissar
of Hainan Military Region;
Wu Liezhong will be Director of Hainan
Military District Political Department.
In the North Sea and South China Sea Fleet,
hard-liners were placed in the military.
Political commissar of the North Sea Fleet Wang Dengping
was transferred to the Guangzhou Military Region.
Political commissar of the South China Sea Fleet,
Bai Wen Qi was promoted to political commissar of the North China Sea Fleet.