Special to WorldTribune.com
By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com
On July 1, the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the Central Committee of the CCP made a shocking announcement: Gen. Xu Caihou has been expelled from the Party and referred to a military tribunal for trial on various unspecified “economic” crimes.
The news is a bombshell because Gen. Xu’s fall represents the most significant military purge since the end of former Communist dictator Mao Zedong’s bloody rule in 1976.
As the second longest serving vice chairman of the Communist Party’s Central Military Commission, [2004-2012], Xu was for eight years the highest ranking uniformed officer of the world’s largest armed forces collectively known as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, or the PLA.
During that period, the PLA was fundamentally changed from a parochial force to a modern high-tech, space and cyber-based military.
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