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Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
January 14, 2018
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
Fang, the former chief of joint staff, has close ties to disgraced top generals who are accused of attempting a coup.
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
China’s Senior General to Face Military Prosecution on Suspicion of Bribery
January 10, 2018
China’s Senior General to Face Military Prosecution on Suspicion of Bribery
Fang Fenghui had accompanied Chinese President Xi Jinping to Florida and met U.S. President Donald Trump last year.
China’s Senior General to Face Military Prosecution on Suspicion of Bribery
The Mysterious Death of a Chinese General
December 28, 2017
The Mysterious Death of a Chinese General
What Zhang Yang’s suicide reveals about Xi Jinping’s political situation.
The Mysterious Death of a Chinese General
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
November 15, 2017
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
The move helps Xi consolidate control over the military while avoiding a major backlash.
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
Chinese President Demands 'Absolute Loyalty' From Military
November 07, 2017
Chinese President Demands 'Absolute Loyalty' From Military
Xi Jinping actively enhances his power in the military by emphasizing the CMC Chairman Responsibility System.
Chinese President Demands 'Absolute Loyalty' From Military
Chinese Ex-General Gets Life in Prison for Corruption
July 27, 2016
Chinese Ex-General Gets Life in Prison for Corruption
Guo Boxiong's conviction is the latest reminder that Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is going strong.
Chinese Ex-General Gets Life in Prison for Corruption
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
March 07, 2016
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
What does China hope to achieve with the current round of military reforms?
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
China’s Military Parade, Civil-Military Relations and Army Unity
September 22, 2015
China’s Military Parade, Civil-Military Relations and Army Unity
The presence of generals in the formations was designed to send a message.
China’s Military Parade, Civil-Military Relations and Army Unity
Guo Boxiong, Jiang Zemin, and the Corruption of the Chinese Military
July 31, 2015
Guo Boxiong, Jiang Zemin, and the Corruption of the Chinese Military
If two of the most powerful military leaders in the past 16 years are corrupt, who in the Chinese military is not?
Guo Boxiong, Jiang Zemin, and the Corruption of the Chinese Military
With Latest Ouster, China Steps Up Fight Against Military Corruption
July 31, 2015
With Latest Ouster, China Steps Up Fight Against Military Corruption
After months of speculation, General Guo Boxiong has been officially expelled from the CCP.
With Latest Ouster, China Steps Up Fight Against Military Corruption
Were China's Corrupt Officials Plotting a Coup?
April 13, 2015
Were China's Corrupt Officials Plotting a Coup?
Rumors of a new "Gang of Four" in China are not based on solid evidence.
Were China's Corrupt Officials Plotting a Coup?
The Rise and Fall of Xu Caihou, China's Corrupt General
March 18, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Xu Caihou, China's Corrupt General
How Xu Caihou rose from nothing to the pinnacles of CCP power -- and then lost everything.
The Rise and Fall of Xu Caihou, China's Corrupt General
Former Chinese General's Death Means No Military Show Trial - For Now
March 16, 2015
Former Chinese General's Death Means No Military Show Trial - For Now
Former PLA general Xu Caihou has passed away, ending the legal case against him.
Former Chinese General's Death Means No Military Show Trial - For Now
China’s PLA Crackdown Gathers Steam
March 04, 2015
China’s PLA Crackdown Gathers Steam
The PLA releases a list of 14 generals under investigation for corruption, signalling a sea change.
China’s PLA Crackdown Gathers Steam
The Downfall of Ling Jihua and the New Norm of Chinese Politics
December 24, 2014
The Downfall of Ling Jihua and the New Norm of Chinese Politics
Ling Jihua's fall indicates the new normal in Chinese politics: No one is safe.
The Downfall of Ling Jihua and the New Norm of Chinese Politics
China: Former PLA General Confesses to Taking 'Extremely Large' Bribes
October 28, 2014
China: Former PLA General Confesses to Taking 'Extremely Large' Bribes
Xu's trial will serve as a symbol for the "rule of law" over China's military.
China: Former PLA General Confesses to Taking 'Extremely Large' Bribes
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