Skip to comments.Disgraced China military officer sold 'hundreds' of posts: sources
Posted on 04/01/2014 8:21:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A disgraced senior Chinese army officer is accused of selling hundreds of military positions, raking in millions of dollars, sources with ties to the leadership or military told Reuters, in what is likely China's biggest military scandal in two decades.
In a renewed campaign on graft, Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to go after both powerful "tigers" and lowly "flies", warning that the issue is so severe it threatens the ruling Communist Party's survival.
Lieutenant General Gu Junshan, 57, who was sacked as deputy logistics chief of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 2012, has been charged with corruption, taking bribes, misuse of public funds and abuse of power, state news agency Xinhua said late on Monday in a brief report without giving details.
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A good excuse to clean house
Commie corruption. Not surprising. Communism IS corruption. As is any looting system.
Bo Xilai’s allies are getting the third degree. Surprise, surprise...
The People’s Liberation Army is really just the armed extension of the Chinese Communist *Party*, not an army of the country, per se.
That detail seems tiny, but in fact it is huge.
Unlike our government crooks, I bet Mr. Gu receives some REAL accountability REAL soon!
At least as relevant is that China has an ancient history of corruption. When it got out of hand, it was usually what brought down a dynasty, the famous Change of the Mandate of Heaven. Government functions, the military, flood control, etc. funds would be embezzled and the state would eventually collapse.
During WWII under the Nationalists this “system” thrived. American officers found that entire Chinese armies were quite literally starving because officers had embezzled the funds for their food. A major reason why that regime collapsed was its corrupton.
In the Chinese imperial system, the primary positive function of the Emperor was to occasionally squash mandarins or eunuchs who corruption got excessive.