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Tensions Mount Sharply Between the Military and Local Government – Xi Jinping Sides with the Military
Recently, Xi Jinping, the Chairman of China’s Central Military
Commission signed an order, and published the new
“People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Guard Regulations".
The Regulations empower the Military to mobilize rapidly to
subdue any conflict between the Military and Local
The outside world has pointed out that the Regulations show
that on one hand conflicts between the Military and Local
Government have increased sharply and the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) transfers the power to the Military.
On the other hand, it also shows that the CCP is relying on
the Military for its existence. Let’s see the report!
Some of the newly revised PLA Guard Regulations are:
“When the Military and Local Government have any conflicts,
the Garrison Headquarters must react quickly to subdue the
situation, cooperate with the related departments to quell
the conflicts according to the law."
The Regulations empower the Garrison Headquarters
to halt any activity, arrest and transfer the related
soldiers to its Security Department for prosecution
of any Military soldier involved in the crime of faking
any military soldier, fake military vehicles and fake military
The Regulations empower the Garrison Headquarters
to clamp down on any activity
that involves profiting by using Military logos for commercial
purposes with others which damages the image of the Military .
Zhang Jian, an independent commentator pointed out that
the CCP’s Military and Local Government are two gangs,
which occupy their respective positions.
When the two positions overlap there must be conflicts and
disputes. Zhang Jian analyzed the Regulations of the Central
Committee of the CCP. The CCP clear-cut stands on the side of the
Zhang Jian, a Chinese social problems researcher:
“Local Government is a very important part of the fiscal
revenue system of the Central Committee.
Why does the Central Committee abandon Local Government?
Because the CCP don’t have any legitimacy without the military.
If not for the military these Party leaders would
be facing justice."
Zhang Jian said that in other counties, the military can
operate peacefully with Local Government.
But in China the military is an integral part of the CCP’s interest’s
group and is the personal Guard of the CCP. That’s why the CCP
must protect the military who have weapons on hand.
Zhang Jian:"Since the CCP set up its regime, the military has
never been nationalized but has been controlled by the Party.
So the military is like a mad guard dog which is allowed to
do wanton lawlessness and shot people wantonly."
In reality, the conflicts between the military and Local
Government is increasing sharply.
Recently, a live video about “Qingdao Urban Management
demolishing the guard room of a military yard" is very
In the afternoon of September 4;
nearly 100 Urban Management Officers and riot police surrounded
the guard room of a military yard in Shilaoren village, Laoshan
district, Qingdao City, and wanted to force demolish the guard
That led to hard fighting between the Urban Management
Officers and Military guards.
Finally, the Military can’t resist because Urban Management
had more people, the guard building was demolished.
Wu Fan, a US based political commentator thinks that since
the military entered the economic field, the conflicts between
the military and local government has been heating up.
Now with the decline of the Chinese economy, both the
military and local government want to earn money. And the
conflicts to grab the resources are getting more and more
Wu Fan, Chief Editor of American Chinese magazine
＇China Affairs＇, “All kinds of smuggling, trafficking has
been done in past 20-30 years.
Especially in Jiang Zemin era, the military was arranged to
operate a variety of restaurants, even brothels, commercial
centers, and so on.
The military was changed into a powerful interest group."
According to public information, since 1985 when the Chinese
military was allowed to enter the civilian field for commercial
purposes its business entities expanded geometrically.
For example, the national military enterprises include:
the General Logistics Department holds the once vibrant
the Sanjiu Group and the Xinxiang Group; the General Staff Dept.
holds the Poly Group;
the General Political Dept. holds the Kelly Group; the
National Defense holds the New Era Company;
the Department of Aerospace holds the Great Wall and
Changfeng Companies; and so on.
In addition, the military vehicle license was wantonly resold;
the luxury alcohols which include Maotai has its special
supply for the military, and even signed a so-called strategic
cooperation agreement with the military……
There is an endless flood of other improper duties carried on
by the military .
Wu Fan said that the military has a special position within the
CCP’s internal struggles and was changed into an actor that
all the gangs want to team up with.
The military was spoiled into a “Land Overlord" which occupies
Wu Fan thinks that Xi Jinping wants to deal with the conflicts
between the military and local government, between the military
and civil by a once-off order, it’s very difficult.