Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, here with Mao Zedong in 1959, was overthrown because the Red Army didn't support him. Photo: Reuters

Rooting out PLA corruption is helping Xi Jinping to build his power base

Minxin Pei says China's president is using lessons learnt from the Soviet Union to foster loyalty within the PLA by rooting out corrupt top officers

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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, here with Mao Zedong in 1959, was overthrown because the Red Army didn't support him. Photo: Reuters
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