Chinese Communist Party Ousts a Former Top General

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

President Xi Jinping‘s anticorruption drive claimed its biggest scalp yet on Monday, as the Communist Party accused one of China’s most senior retired generals of bribe-taking and other crimes and expelled him from its ranks…

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“Nature was going to remove Xu Caihou so there wasn’t a need to do anything. And yet Xi seems to have wanted to make a point. He wanted to show he’s in charge of the military.”

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