Skip to comments.China puts on show of might over Bo Xilaiís military allies
Posted on 04/13/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
China puts on show of might over Bo Xilais military allies
By Kathrin Hille, Published: April 13
BEIJING Half of last week was a public holiday in China, but it was a busy week in the barracks. In many military bases and academies, political education sessions were scheduled at short notice to hammer home the message of the Communist Partys absolute leadership over the armed forces.
Everyone knows its about Bo Xilai, but were not supposed to talk about it, said a young officer.
As the party leadership scrambled this month to decide whether to strip the former Chongqing party secretary of all party posts and prosecute his wife, one key task was to ensure that the military would play along.
A decision like this must have required a fair amount of consensus both on the military and civilian sides of the Chinese government, said Victor Shih, an expert on Chinese politics at Northwestern University.
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At the end China is nothing but a nation of slaves ruled by evil communists and no nation of slaves is going to ever overtake us.
WaPo again forgets about that whole Tiananmen Square thing. Unless running over someone with a tank doesn't constitute "meddling in domestic politics."