A few weeks ago the Asahi News on-line reported the following:
On March 31st the Chinese military Prosecuting Division had prosecuted Gu Junshan (57) the former vice manager of the Army General Logistics Department for suspicion of corruption, embezzlement and abuse of authority. According to some military people, this former vice-manager was involved in the resale of military sites etc. and supposedly to have received a bribe exceeding 20 billion yuan (about 330 billion yen). Because it was an incident which symbolized the acute corruption that was spreading in the army, the announcement was made as an exception.
The news was released by the national Xinhua News Agency. According to two or more military people, Gu the former vice-manager, using his authority in military sites management etc. unjustly resold the land and residence of the army, and a large amount of bribe was received; also it was supposed that he had built his own palatial residence on a military site. The Department of Defense dismissed Gu the former vice-manager in February 2012.
For the crime of a military man, it would be judged in the law machinery inside the army. To announce it officially was very exceptional. Since his inauguration into the top post of the Party and the army, PRC President Xi Jinping had emphasized the enforcement of official discipline in the army. By making an official announcement on this incident, it was regarded as aiming at showing the readiness to enforce "anti-decomposition" within the army also.
According to the party and the military people, it was suspected that the former Army Central Council Vice-President Xu Caihou who was in the top position of the army uniform group was related to the Gu the former vice-manager's incident and that some hearing were being expected. This incident might develop further.
It seems that the anti-corruption movement in
is progressing in earnest under the leadership of Xi Jinping. China