Rumors were spreading on social media on Saturday, Sept. 24, that President Xi Jinping of People’s Republic of China, has been put under house arrest by the country’s army.
The rumor has been spread on various platforms such as Twitter, by even some renowned activists in China. Some are also saying Xi has been deposed in a military coup. All these rumors however, beg the questions; is Xi Jinping under house arrest actually? or was there a coup in China?.
The coup rumor was fueled by the cancellation of thousands of both domestic and international flights, suspension of rail services, as well as the buildup of military personnel in Beijing.
In this article however, we will tell you what actually the case is in China, and if indeed President Xi Jinping is put under a house arrest or not, and also, if there was a coup in China or not.
Was there a coup in China, and is Xi Jinping under house arrest?
According to News Highland Vision, former Chinese President, Hu Jintao, and former Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, had successfully persuaded Song Ping, the former member of the Politburo Standing Committee to take the control of the Central Guard Bureau (CGB) which is currently under the leadership of President Xi.
After control of CGB was taken away from Jinping, the Politburo Standing Committee abolished Xi’s military authorities, it was claimed.
No credible source can confirm the house arrest of Xi Jinping.
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News Highland Vision further claimed that When Xi Jinping found out about the development, he immediately returned to Beijing from Uzbekistan. However, he was arrested at the airport on on Sept. 16, and was put under house arrest at Zhongnanhai.
The rumors also have it that the current situation is being led by former president Hu Jintao, and his then premier.
However, all these claims could not be independently verified, at least, as at the time of filing this news article.
Also, one cannot make an intellectual argument that there was a coup in China, and that the president is under house arrest, based on situations such as the cancellation of flights, suspension of rail services, and the movement of hundreds of military vehicles towards the Chinese capital, Beijing.
No official communique has been released by the Communist party. Also, no government officials have come out to speak about the rumors.
Until the Chinese authorities confirm, no one can say authoritatively that indeed there was a coup in China, and that Xi is under house arrest.
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