Bengaluru (Aryavarth) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary, Xi Jinping is facing backlash from a new enemy. For a change, this new enemy is not located within India. Amidst the global backlash against growing Chinese belligerence, the CCP’s armed wing- the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) seems to have turned against the CCP itself.
PLA Generals are furious about Xi Jinping’s ongoing wars with the diplomatic world. PLA understands that these companies are losing out, not because of PLA links but because Xi Jinping’s CCP is engaging countries like India, the US and Australia in endless battles.
Within China, the PLA casualty figures were not released, nor were the dead given any military honours/ memorial service. This has driven the PLA further away from the CCP.
After the Galwan Valley bloodshed, Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and the son of a former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader wrote, “Retired and hurt PLA veterans could become a force against the Chinese Communist Party regime”. He added, “the CCP leadership cannot afford to undermine the veterans’ potential to launch a collective and “armed” anti-regime action.”
There are other issues involved with PLA too. The veterans are deprived of pensions, jobs and other benefits. Mysterious deaths of PLA veterans protesting against such issues is said to be a regular feature in China. And then, of course, there are sociological issues involved with the PLA.
Chen Yixin is a front runner to replace xi in a coup, he is the secretary-general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission in China and a protégé of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
His name has appeared far too frequently within the Chinese press this year. Chen Yixin was sent to Wuhan to control the virus. Now, he is shifting his attention to China’s security apparatus and initiating a new round of evictions. The association began in the Zhenjiang province in the east. Xi was in charge of the region from 2002 to 2007 and Chen was his loyal deputy.
He handled the secretariat of the province. When Xi Jinping came to Beijing, Chen Yixin received a promotion too. Now, Chen is seen as the right-hand man of Xi. He handles issues that Xi Jinping doesn’t want to get his hands dirty with like the Wuhan virus. When the outbreak began and China’s chaos became international news, Xi Jinping stayed away from the limelight. He serves as the secretary-general of the central political and legal affairs commission which is the top law enforcement body of China. It oversees police officers, prosecutors, courts and prisons and Chen is best poised to lead the purge in the state security apparatus.
The PLA families are not ready to sacrifice their children at the altar of CCP’s hunger for territory of other countries. The same sentiments are getting reflected in the remarks of Qiao Liang and Dia Xu. The PLA hates the CCP and there are growing signs of mutiny from the armed wing of the Chinese Communist party.