Former Chinese General Guo Boxiong was expelled from the ruling Communist Party of China for the accusation of taking bribes as President Xi Jinping’s campaign to root out graft in the government and military.
- A decision made at a meeting of the CPC Central Committee’s Political Bureau on Thursday.
Chinese General Guo Boxiong was a former vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission .His case has now been handed to military prosecutors.
A major victory for Mr Xi but yet sends a warning that his anti-corruption campaign is by no means.
Senior political scietist said,” The prosecution of both top generals probably represents “one of the most significant military purges in the reform era.”
According to Politburo, an elite council, “An investigation has found that Former Chinese General Guo Boxiong exploited his positions to seek gain for others through postings and promotions, he “directly or through family members accepted bribes, gravely violating party discipline, and he is suspected of the crime of bribery.”
Last January, Former Chinese General Gou ‘s son Guo Zhenggang, a deputy political commissar of the military in the eastern province of Zhejiang had been promoted to major general, suspicions on Gou come out when People’s Liberation Army announced probes of more than a dozen senior officers including his son.
Andrew Wedeman, a professor of political science at Georgia State University said, “It shows that Xi is willing to press his attack, even if it means taking on the military,” added, “I think that the increased intensity of the anti-corruption campaign is here to stay.”
Zhou Yongkang, the party’s former head of domestic security and law enforcement, was found guilty of taking bribes and other crimes and sentenced to life in prison. File Image of EPA