On a more interesting note, an article featured in SK's Chosun Ilbo says that there was indeed a confrontation between two armed troops. The domestic security chief mobilized paramilitary police to surround Zhong Nan Hai, the seat of Chinese regime, while the troops from unit 8341, which guards the place, came out to face them on the order of PM Wen Jiabao. Eventually paramilitary police pulled back after a tense standoff during which shouting matches ensued between the two groups. It was over the custody of Xu Ming, a key business crony of Bo Xilai. Xu also happens to have close relationship with Wen Jiabao as well.
So there was a coup of sorts: a tense military standoff between those loyal to domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang and those loyal to prime minister Wen Jiabao.
The domestic security chief mobilized paramilitary police
Time for self criticism and re-education for the police,
for the chief if he lives it’s Lao gai.
More ripples, spreading farther.
Still the man’s lucky he’s not Bo the dog to be eaten!
Any chance you can provide a more thorough translation and post this as an original translation with an appropriate header (like "Armed confrontation between rival factions in Beijing that fizzled")? I think this would belong in either Front Page or Breaking News.
Maybe we can send those authorities to Washington DC and have them go after Congress and their high spending.
EXCLUSIVE: Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai Conspired to Force Google Out of China
Bo was willing to promise that Google would be thrust out of China, but a quid quo pro was involved. Bo needed Baidu to cooperate with Chongqing officials and lift the censorship on articles criticizing Party head Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and presumptive next Party head Xi Jinping. The articles would be published on websites outside China favoring former Party head Jiang Zemin.
The articles targeting Xi were especially important, Bo said. Li agreed.
In March 2010 Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang arranged another meeting with Li Yanhong. According to investigative reports by the CCPs Committee for Disciplinary Inspection, they came up with a very detailed plan to achieve a powerful online campaign against Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, and Xi Jinping.
This corroborates that it was a coup attempt.