SWADESH RAY | ONE of the biggest events in world politics this week is the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on October 16. 2300 delegates of a political party with 10 crore party members will attend the Congress. Two–thirds of the delegates hold important positions in China’s military and civil affairs. This congress is…
CHINESE netizens have stormed Social Media with reports that Beijing is under military seizure. The world, though, has no idea of what’s happening because the city is eventually cut off from the world.
According to News Highland Vision, former Chinese President, Hu Jintao and former Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao had persuaded Song Ping, the former member of the Standing Committee and retaken control of the Central Guard Bureau (CGB).
Those who don’t know, the purpose of CGB is to provide close personnel protection to members of the Politburo Standing Committee and other CCP leaders. The committee is also responsible for the protection of Xi Jinping.
As Hu and Wen retook control of CGB, information was conveyed to Jiang Zeng and the Central Committee members in Beijing via telephone.
The original standing committee members abolished Xi’s military authority at that very moment.
Xi returned to Beijing on the evening of 16th September after learning the truth. However, Xi Jinping was detained at the airport and most probably is currently being held under house arrest in Zhongnanhai’s house.
The current situation is being controlled by Hu Jintao. For the last ten days, political meetings are taking place behind the closed doors and in utter secrecy.
Xi returned to Beijing on the evening of 16th September after learning the truth. However, Xi Jinping was detained at the airport and most probably is currently being held under house arrest in Zhongnanhai’s house
THOSE LAST TEN DAYS
On September 8th, the reform meeting of the finalising committee was chaired by two vice–chairmen.
The chairman of the operations, who is a loyalist to Xi, was removed from the meeting. Commander Li Qiaoming sat in the middle of the first row under the stage to participate in the meeting. Li Qiaoming, a General of PLA had already made his mind that he would no longer accept the diktats of the Chinese President.
Now as Xi was out in Samarkand, Hu and Wen met Song Ping and persuaded him to turn rogue against Xi Jinping, who is about to go for his third term in power. Ping agreed to do so and then, Xi was detained by his own CGB guards.
The former CCP leaders foresaw that Xi Jinping’s loyalists would undoubtedly use aggression to topple Xi Jinping house arrest.
As Xi was out in Samarkand, Hu and Wen met Song Ping and persuaded him to turn rogue against Xi Jinping, who is about to go for his third term in power. Ping agreed to do so and then, Xi was detained by his own CGB guards
Here, Li Qiaoming entered the scene. Qiaoming now has turned Beijing into a military fort. A large 80km convoy entered Beijing and closed all possible exits of the city. According to the source, the PLA is blocking highways and is currently said to be detaining protesters.
If true, these events may turn China topsy–turvy ahead of the 20th party Congress of China’s ruling Communist party due to begin on 16 October.
State media had reported that at this party congress, President Xi Jinping was expected to be anointed as the country’s most powerful leader in decades.
The congress in Beijing comes as Xi faces significant political headwinds, including an ailing economy, deteriorating relations with the US and a strict zero–Covid policy that has accelerated China’s inward turn from the world.
A new top leadership lineup was expected to be announced, as Xi consolidated his grip on the party and his position as the most powerful Chinese leader since the country’s founder, Mao Zedong.
#PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA pic.twitter.com/hODcknQMhE
— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferzeng97) September 23, 2022
The party congress — held every five years — was to be attended by about 2,300 Communist party to pick members of the party’s central committee of about 200 members.
The final meeting of the current committee was to take place in Beijing from 9 October.
The central committee was to then vote for the 25–person politburo and it’s all–powerful standing committee — China’s highest leadership body and apex of power, comprising seven people.
A large 80km convoy entered Beijing and closed all possible exits of the city. According to the source, the PLA is blocking highways and is currently said to be detaining protesters
Meanwhile, hundreds of flights were canceled in the last three days across China.
Flight Master said 9,583 flights had been canceled nationwide as of 22.35 p.m. since Sept. 21, accounting for 59.66 percent of those total scheduled journeys of the day, reported China.com
Based in Shenzhen, Flight Master provides information on flights and ticketing and travel services. Some busy air transport hubs in China recorded over 50 percent cancelation rates, according to Flight Master:
Beijing Capital International Airport canceled 622 flights, with a cancellation rate of 60 percent. Shanghai Pudong International Airport had 652 cancelations of flights, with a cancellation rate of 54 percent.
There is no official explanation on China’s top aviation body’s website. ■