Disgruntled Retired and Serving Chinese Army Executives Wounded by Government Treatment May Launch “Armed” Anti-Regime Action Against the Xi Jinping Government, said Jianli Yang, Chinese Dissident and Son of a former leader of the Communist Party. .
In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Jianli Yang, the founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, writes that Beijing fears that admitting that it has lost too many troops as its adversary could lead to major internal conflicts. unrest that can even bring into play the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime.
“The PLA has long been a key pillar of the CCP’s power. If the feelings of PLA cadres are injured and they meet with the millions of disgruntled veterans (which can be helped by those of the PLA who are already dissatisfied with Xi. “- and there are thousands, like those who were hurt by Xi’s decision to separate the PLA from commercial activities), they could form a formidable force capable of challenging the leadership of Xi, “he wrote.
“Significantly, the CCP leadership cannot afford to undermine the potential of veterans to launch collective and armed anti-regime action. Therefore, the frequency of protests by veterans continues, despite coercive pressure and important bureaucratic measures, is a source of intense anxiety for Xi Jinping and the CCP leadership, “he added.
Jianli cited the recent example of the recent confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley, in which both sides claimed lives.
When asked to confirm the number of casualties China suffered in the recent clash in the Galwan Valley, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian did not acknowledge that there had had victims on the Chinese side, saying “I have no information to offer”.
Once again, when the question was asked the next day (June 23), Zhao avoided giving details on the Chinese side, but was quick to reply that the Indian media reporting that at least 40 Chinese soldiers were killed were “false information”.
“Even a week after the incident, China refused to admit publicly that there were victims on its side, while India paid the final tribute to its martyrs with all the honors of the state” said Jianli.
Jianli believes that the source of this fear is the quivering resentment that runs through the hearts and minds of 57 million PLA veterans in China.
He explains that veterans organize frequent mass protests across China in the hopes of shaming the government for recognizing its obligations to those who have fought along the country’s borders in the past.
“If this is the treatment inflicted by the CCP regime on today’s martyrs, imagine the plight of the PLA veterans, many of whom had participated in the bloody Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979 or the Korean War. They have organized frequent mass protests across China for years now, hoping to shame the government by recognizing its obligation to those who have fought along the country’s borders in the past, “said he.
Jianli says that the country with the largest army in the world has no central agency to administer pensions and other benefits to its veterans. As a result, veterans are forced to depend on local governments for pensions, medical care and other basic benefits.
“However, due to the wide disparity in the financial situation of local governments, there is no standard or uniformity in what veterans receive. After giving their youth and shed blood for the country, the veterans find themselves abandoned by the CCP to the mercy of often corrupt local officials, which makes them feel like donkeys slaughtered after being too old to work a millstone, “he added.