Friday, February 7, 2014

Corruption In The Chinese Military

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with delegates of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) attending a seminar on Party building, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Scandal Tests Chinese President's Standing With Military -- Wall Street Journal

Uproar Over General's Mansion Illustrates the Challenge Facing Xi Jinping as He Tries to Reshape the Armed Forces

DONGBAICANG, China—Ask for the "General's Mansion" in this corner of Puyang city in central China, and residents will point you toward a discreet metal door next to the Flourishing Era Celebrity karaoke club.

From outside, there is no sign of the lavish courtyard complex that neighbors and state media say was built by Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan, the man at the center of China's worst military corruption scandal in eight years.

The mansion—worth several million dollars based on local property prices—is a striking illustration of the challenge facing China's president, Xi Jinping as he tries to reshape the military into a fighting force ready to defend China's global interests.

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My Comment: As I have mentioned in previous posts .... corruption is endemic in China. China's President Xi Jinping is facing an uphill battle to change this culture of corruption .... but I guess he has to start somewhere.

1 comment:

James said...

No Chinese leader can survive long without the military's support.