Former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Military Commission (CMC) Chairman Guo Boxiong is being investigated, Following the fate of former CMC Vice Chairman Xu Caihou, commentators point out that Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou are former CCP leader Jiang Zemin’s favorites in the military. Their arrest certainly involved Jiang Zemin and Jiang’s force in the military will for sure be completely removed.
On the evening of August 12, HK’s “Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy” reported that: 72-year-old Guo Boxiong is under investigation for involvement in bribes and selling promotions. The report talks about the CCP military’s "dual leadership" system, under which promotions must get consents from two CMC vice chairmen. Therefore bribes were certainly given to two CMC vice chairmen. so Guo Boxiong is subject to the same investigation as Xu Caihou.
On the evening of June 30 Xu Caihou was expelled from the party and his case was transferred to prosecutors. Xu Caihous is allegedly accused of taking bribes to assist with promotions using his authority. The situation is serious.
Before Xu Caihous was dismissed, it was well rumored in the military that it took at least one million yuan
to get an appointment with Xu Caihou. When Xu’s secretary was investigated, the bank card he turned over to the CMC had over 800 million yuan.
Chinese history professor Liu Yinquan who lives in the U.S pointed out that: it has long been an open secret that high-level CCP military officials exchange power for money and money for titles.
Liu Yinquang: “We know that Guo Boxiong’s ranking is ahead of Xu Caihou. Officers seeking promotion must have bribed both of them. So the arrest of Xu Caihou must involve Guo Boxiong.” Xu Caihou was directly promoted by former CCP leader Jiang Zemin and was referred to as Jiang Zemin’s “favorite in the military.” Media reported that Xu Caihou was not only involved in the coup of Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai, but also deeply involved in live organ harvesting perpetrated by the CCP military.
Guo Boxiong is another military spokesperson of Jiang Zemin. Guo started from the 47 Army, the Northwest Army.
Accordingly, in the early 1990s when Jiang Zemin visited the 47 Army, the then commander Guo Boxiong was on guard for Jiang personally to get Jiang’s attention. Later Guo Boxiong served successively as the deputy commander of the Beijing Military Region and the commander of the Lanzhou Military Region. In 2002 Guo Boxiong joined CMC as a Vice Chairman.
U.S. Chinese magazine China affairs editor-in-chief Wu Fan said that: although Guo Boxiong has already stepped down, the group of people inside the CMC are basically his and Xu Caihou’s team.
Wu Fan: "Xi Jingping does not have many people in the CMC, because he just went to Beijing for two to three years. His interaction with the military is too short, so how can he build his own network? Even if he wants to use these people, he does not trust them. With so much corruption in the military, he found the biggest corrupt officials."
On August 6 U.S. world.journal.com quoted reports that Chinese military has wide spread rumors that Guo Boxiong is planning a coup. Sources inside CMC claim that after Xu Caihou was dismissed, Guo Boxiong was very nervous. Xi Jinping recently ordered retired army officers to return properties that violate the rules. Many retired military veterans protested this order in private and tried to contact each other to fight back.
Wu Fan said that although both Xu Caihou and former CCP Military General Logistics Department deputy minister Gu Junshan have been dismissed, there are a lot of people in the military who do not listen to Xi Jinping.
Wu Fan: "For example, CMC ordered generals, retired and not retired, to return houses and cars they occupy that exceed their limit. These people do not listen. Another example is that, news from the internet indicated that some military regions, including the Guangzhou Military Region and Beijing Military Region, completely ignore Xi Jinping. They follow orders from Guo Boxiong and his team."
Liu Yinquan: "We know that military is an organization with weapons. If corrupt officials in this organization were not cleared, they are likely to stage a coup to get rid of Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping must start first to ensure his own safety and completely clean up corrupt elements, so as to secure his political power and the lives of him and his family."
Liu Yinquan indicated that through the trial of Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou, Jiang Zemin’s force in the military will also be cleared.