The cotton insulation layer in a high-rise building under construction in Ton Sheng Vien neighborhood, Hoa Binh district, Tianjin city, caught fire on Oct. 27. In the video, very thick black columns of smoke billow skyward at 11:27 a.m..

Also, on Oct. 27, a factory and an adjacent hotel in Xisha market, Henglan town, Zhongshan city, Guangdong province, caught fire in the early morning. At this moment, there are no reports of casualties or property damage.

On Oct. 26, at 3 p.m., an explosion at a craft workshop in a residential area on Dan’an Road, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, created a considerable amount of industrial dust. The reason for the explosion is not yet known, nor is the number of injured people.

Several fishing boats caught fire on Lingding Island in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, on Oct. 26, resulting in billowing smoke and explosions. According to witnesses on the scene, the entire ship was on fire for unknown reasons, and the number of casualties remains unknown.

(A series of fishing boats caught fire in Zhuhai, Guangdong)

On Oct. 26, Shandong Peak Chemical Technology Company in Caoqing district, Zibo city, Shandong province, erupted. Trucks parked on the side of the road were destroyed, as were surrounding structures. The windows of a building far distant were shattered, and the ceiling collapsed. A video on the internet claimed that the explosion could be heard over 12 miles away. The explosion site was shrouded in heavy black smoke. The fire was still burning at midnight, and all nearby roads were closed. The number of casualties is not known.

(Explosion at Dingding Chemical Company, Shandong)

About 2 a.m. on Oct. 25, a snack strip near the Huangdao campus of Shandong University of Science and Technology in Qingdao City, Shandong Province, burst into flame. The fire quickly spread with the wind. The blast awoke the majority of the local students and inhabitants. According to a source familiar with the situation, the fire covered a large area. The scene was terrifying; such a large explosion and fire occurred early in the morning, potentially with significant loss of life if not quickly contained.

(Fire the snack street in Qingdao, Shandong)

About 5 a.m. on Oct. 24, an explosion happened at a residential building in Wufangdian county-level city, Dalian city, Liaoning province. The explosion blasted the roof off the structure and dispersed bricks and stones all over the place. The fire truck took a long time to arrive and put out the fire.

(Fire and Explosion in Wufangdian county-level city, Dalian city, Liaoning province.)

On Oct. 24, a laboratory at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics exploded. Smoke billowed skyward, and two explosions were suspected.

(Exploded at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

On Oct. 22, about 11 p.m., a chemical facility in Inner Mongolia’s Alxa Ming High-Tech Industrial Development Zone exploded.

(Explosion at midnight at a chemical plant in Alxa, Inner Mongolia on October 22)

On Oct. 21, a massive explosion happened on Taiyuan Roadway, a busy street in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province’s Heping District. The blast caused a mushroom cloud tens of meters high, and adjacent structures were severely damaged, with all of the building’s windows exploding. In addition, the road was coated in smoke and dust, and nearby automobiles were simply skeletal frames.

(October 21 explosion in Shenyang)

The official cause of the frequent incidents is a gas explosion or gas cans exploding. Even though the authorities have published casualty counts for some of the blasts, there is public speculation that the number of casualties must be more than stated based on online video recordings.

A prophecy fulfilled

On Oct. 24, Xie Wanjun, chairman of the Chinese Democratic Party, tweeted that it was no coincidence that explosions occurred one after another across China recently. “Shenyang explosion, Harbin explosion, Dalian explosion, Inner Mongolia explosion, so many big explosions in a row, one after another. This is by no means an explosion caused by an official claim of a gas leak, this must be an organized act of resistance, a war!”

From Oct. 25 to 27, just after the tweet was sent, a series of explosions and fires occurred in various places of China, making people feel uneasy.

The explosion in Tianjin on Aug. 12, 2015

These massive explosions undoubtedly remind people of the enormous blast on Aug. 12, 2015, in Tianjin’s Xinhai New District. Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief of Xincai Media, wrote on Weibo at the time that the explosion in Tianjin was caused by a “man-made disaster + man-made disaster! It hurts so much!”

Caixin Weekly released a story that month titled “The End of the Man-Made Disaster in the Tianjin Explosion.” A reporter on the scene supplied a paragraph that said, “There were not many people on the road. The air is getting thicker and smells strange, a little like rubber burning but there is a big difference. The explosion point near the Ji Yun is silent and no one is alive, an apocalyptic scene.”

On Aug. 12, 2015, a thousand days after Xi Jinping took over as general secretary of the Communist Party of China, an explosion “big gift” was sent.

The explosion is believed to have been carried out by Zhang Gaoli, with the aim that Jiang Zemin’s group would use the bombing to express its “wishes” to the Xi administration to bargain: first, for Jiang to appear at the military parade on Sept. 3 of that year; and second, for Xi to stop liquidating and arresting people from Jiang’s group, especially going after Jiang himself.

These successive fires and explosions appear to be separate incidents. Still, they occur in such a high density that they are “uncategorical,” according to Chinese political expert Chen Pokong save for the human component,” that is, using this way to exert pressure on Xi Jinping’s re-election.

And irrigation expert Wang Weiluo told Vision Times that the real motive for the sudden power outages was to demonstrate status and put pressure on President Xi Jinping, “I’m not saying it’s a coup, but it’s a ‘muscle show’ to explain my [Jiang Zemin], and our power industry’s, strength.'”

Xi has recently begun vigorously attacking the military, the political and legal system, the entertainment industry, and wealthy capitalist firms. Xi’s regime also conducted anti-corruption financial inspections of many banks, including the Central Bank, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Commission Securities Regulatory Commission, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and China Construction Bank, to target the money flow of political opponents.

According to the analysis, while the Xi dictatorship is purging the Jiang faction deeper and more extensively, fire and explosion incidents have become more common in China. Is this a counter-offensive by the opponent?

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