China’s Top General Demoted Eight Grades In Xi’s Anti-graft Campaign


One of Chinese military’s rising stars, General Cai Yingting, has been demoted by eight grades to become a battalion commander over his alleged links to disgraced senior commanders and daughter’s marriage to a Frenchman.

Cai, a former president of the Academy of Military Science and the deputy chief of general staff before President Xi Jinping started overhauling the military in 2013, has been demoted from the Grade 2 post of “military leader” to the Grade 10 position of “battalion leader”, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

Possible reasons for his downfall included his daughter’s marriage to a Frenchman, which he failed to report through the proper channels, and his association with disgraced senior commanders, the paper said, quoting several sources close to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Read More…

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