Xu Caihou

Xu Caihou, born in 1943, is a former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, with the rank of a general in the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He was expelled from the Communist Party in June 2014 and is under investigation for the suspicion of accepting bribes. He is the most senior military official to be expelled and investigated in Chinese president Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign. 

Graft fight sees PLA prosecutor Li Xiaofeng promoted

Major General Li Xiaofeng has been promoted for his role in handling the case of Xu Caihou (above).

The PLA's chief prosecutor has been promoted in a move one observer said would boost efforts to fight military graft and was a reward for his role in handling the case of Xu Caihou, the disgraced former top general.

Monday, 10 November, 2014, 8:44am 1 comment

Xi Jinping calls on the PLA to remember the past in fight against graft

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with division commanders at the Jinan Military Area Command in Jinan, Shandong. Photo: Xinhua

China’s military must not let down those who gave their lives for the Communist Party in the revolutionary struggle and must resolutely fight corruption, state media has quoted President Xi Jinping as saying.

3 Nov 2014 - 6:49pm 9 comments

Former top general Xu Caihou to be charged with bribery offences

Bo Xilai (left), Xu Caihou (centre) and Zhang Dejiang attend the opening of the Fifth Session of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing in 2012. Photo: Simon Song

Military prosecutors yesterday said they would charge a retired top general with bribery after a seven-month investigation, making it the most high-profile anti-corruption case in the history of the People’s Liberation Army.

29 Oct 2014 - 10:39am 9 comments

Associates of disgraced PLA general Xu Caihou may have been purged for 'disloyalty'

Xu Caihou is a former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission.

The fate of two major generals linked to a high-ranking PLA officer under investigation for corruption are in doubt amid a reshuffle of personnel that suggests disloyal officers are being purged, analysts say.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:13am 1 comment

Xi Jinping has ambition to push through sweeping changes in China

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

When President Xi Jinping officiates at today's celebration of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic, two other approaching events will no doubt loom in his mind.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:44am

PLA General Gu Junshan faces court martial as prosecutors press four graft charges

Gu Junshan

A former deputy logistics chief of the People's Liberation Army was charged with corruption yesterday as the party launches a massive drive to clean up the military.

1 Apr 2014 - 3:27am 4 comments