The American press presented its own version of the alleged removal of the Chinese Defense Minister from office

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The American press presented its own version of the alleged removal of the Chinese Defense Minister from office

Chinese Defense Minister Colonel General Li Shangfu could be removed from his post in connection with an investigation into corruption. This is reported by the American press, in particular by The Washington Post (WP).

According to the publication, Li Shangfu could have been involved in corruption even at the time when he headed the military procurement department of the Ministry of Defense of the People's Republic of China. The publication's sources inform that the investigation is being carried out specifically on the facts of corruption during this period.



Earlier, The Financial Times reported that American intelligence has information about the removal of General Li Shangfu from his post and the beginning of an investigation against him.

Let us recall that 65-year-old Colonel General Li Shanfu headed the Ministry of Defense of the People's Republic of China only in March 2023, replacing Colonel General Wei Fenghe, who headed the military department in 2018-2023. Before his appointment as Minister of Defense, Li Shangfu headed the equipment development department of the Central Military Commission, was deputy commander of the Strategic Support Forces of the People's Liberation Army of China and chief of the General Staff of the PLA Armaments.

There is currently no official information that General Li Shangfu has been removed from his duties as head of the military department or sent into retirement. The Chinese authorities are not known for their efficiency and frankness in covering such events, and if an investigation is indeed underway against Li Shangfu, but it does not prove anything, then story accusing the minister of corruption will remain only the version of the American media, and nothing more.
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  1. +2
    15 September 2023
    Americans, like hacks, love to launch different cartoons and then refute them.
    1. 0
      15 September 2023
      Well, they are the teachers of the “hakhlovs” in spreading gossip, fakes, mulek and pi..dulek. wassat
    2. -3
      15 September 2023
      Lee was taken by Mexican aliens.
      He's already on Mars. Nearby Alpha Centauri base.
      Seisas alpha centers are bargaining - who will give more energy: the males or the ranks. They will win in the trmv. Allegedly, the firmaments will accidentally open up and swallow up “sinners”
  2. -2
    15 September 2023
    Rather, the Americans contributed to tarnishing the general's image. Here are the checks most likely
  3. 0
    15 September 2023
    And with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in China the same parsley: appointment to replace someone who has worked for a long time and almost immediately - removal from post. Interesting trend...
  4. +3
    15 September 2023
    And they say that in the West and Asia, officials do not steal, unlike in Russia
    1. +2
      15 September 2023
      Quote: Reaper
      And they say that in the West and Asia, officials do not steal, unlike in Russia

      They haven't spoken for a long time. Corruption scandals (sometimes very loud) constantly shake America, Europe, and Asian countries...
      1. 0
        15 September 2023
        But they don’t stop SPEAKING))) Crowed - and then at least it won’t dawn. In the USA, they can’t change Bradley for 40 years, “due to the corruption of some senior Pentagon officers who promoted the interests of some manufacturers” - the official result of the investigation, in China everything is okay with corruption, as it was, but they allegedly only steal from us wink
        1. +2
          15 September 2023
          Quote from Bingo
          They allegedly steal only from us

          The Pentagon can't report on 8 trillion(!!!!) - of which almost 4 trillion there are no accounting documents. Not at all belay documents...
          And the military men kind of hang their shoulders: “God knows where it all went... We didn’t take it...”
    2. 0
      16 September 2023
      Well, yes, especially the father of the Prime Minister of Estonia, he stole 10 lyams and blamed it on the taxi driver...
  5. 0
    15 September 2023
    Isn’t The Washington Post wishful thinking at the instigation of American intelligence services? There are very big doubts that he was involved in corruption before March 2023, but it became known only now and he was appointed to the post of Minister of Defense. In China, they approach personnel selection very seriously and scrupulously. Perhaps another purge has begun in leadership and party positions.
    1. -1
      15 September 2023
      Quote: rotmistr60
      was involved in corruption until March 2023, but it became known only now

      Well, actually, if only everything IMMEDIATELY if it became known, there would be no corruption..
      Quote: rotmistr60
      In China, personnel selection is taken very seriously and scrupulously
      - That’s why they’ve been shooting for 26 years now?
      Everything is the same as everywhere else, China hasn’t come up with anything new - the right people pull the right people to the top.
  6. +1
    15 September 2023
    The Chinese authorities are not known for their efficiency and frankness in covering such events.
    Should they? This is generally an internal matter of China in general and the Chinese People's Army in particular.
    1. 0
      16 September 2023
      Well, perhaps the Chinese are also interested in what is going on in the highest echelons of power. In the absence of fish and such sources of fish
  7. 0
    15 September 2023
    I read information on this topic on other sites. Something else surprised me. It turns out that despite territorial disputes, there are contacts and interaction between the Ministries of Defense of China and Vietnam, and even joint seminars are held. The comrade in question did not come to one of these joint Chinese-Vietnamese events.
    1. 0
      15 September 2023
      Were you not surprised that just recently the Vietnamese comrades signed a comprehensive military agreement with their blood enemies?

      They also write like this:

      Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu abruptly pulled out of a meeting with Vietnamese defense chiefs last week, three officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, according to Singapore's English-language news channel (CNA), which broadcasts to Asia.

      Li Shanfu was scheduled to attend the annual defense cooperation meeting hosted by Vietnam on the border with China from September 7 to 8, but the meeting was postponed after Beijing told Hanoi days before the event that the minister had "problems with health," two Vietnamese officials said.

      And the US Ambassador to Japan Ram wrote about the disappearance of Li Shanfu on his page on X (formerly Twitter):

      1st: Defense Minister Li Shangfu has not been seen or heard from for three weeks.
      2nd: He didn't show up during his trip to Vietnam.
      So: he's missing a scheduled meeting with the Chief of the Singapore Navy because he's been placed under house arrest???...
      Maybe it's getting crowded in there. The good news is that I heard he paid off his mortgage with the developers of Country Garden.

      Surprisingly, the ambassador was aware of the minister’s planned trip to Vietnam two weeks earlier, but for some reason he added another week to the time of his “disappearance”?

      The joy of an American for the mortgage allegedly repaid by the Chinese minister is touching...
  8. 0
    15 September 2023
    The Financial Times reported that American intelligence has information about the removal of General Li Shangfu from his post

    Let American intelligence report the names of the participants in the corruption scheme on their part.
    It is they who, when they need it, bribe and “sell” everyone all over the world.
  9. 0
    16 September 2023
    Everything is Amer’s way - the main thing is to crow!!! and all in the “highly-liked” style. No one has seen Zaluzhny and Budanov for 3 months and everything is ok, but here is such a “bomb” to spoil the Chinese.

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