On Sept. 22, 2012, Chinese domestic media reported that Mr.Wang Lijun had been expelled from the party and stripped of his old position. The former Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission of Jiangsu Province was accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate Chinese President Xi Jinping in early 2012 when the CCP sought potential candidates who would take the place of end-of-term people.
At that time, Xi was Vice President and was chosen to succeed General Secretary Hu Jintao at the 18th congress at the end of the year. However, the faction’s former President Jiang Zemin has long wanted to replace Hu with Bo Xilai.
In February 2012, Xi Jinping visited the U.S. as vice president. On this occasion, the Washington Free Beacon published documents that former Chongqing Public Security Director Wang Lijun passed to the U.S. Consulate after Wang became dissatisfied with Bo Xilai.
This document showed that Bo Xilai and former Politburo member, Minister of Public Security, Zhou Yongkang collaborated to make a plan to overthrow Xi’s faction. Many other documents reveal that Jiang was the plan’s mastermind. Zeng Qinghong, Bo Xilai, and Zhou Yongkang were just following Jiang’s orders.
According to Chinese media outside the mainland, at the Beidaihe conference held in the summer of 2012, Zhou Yongkang attempted to assassinate Xi Jinping at least twice. One time, he placed a bomb in the meeting room. In another instance, Zhou Yongkang tried to kill Xi by injecting poison when he had a health check at 301 Hospital. NTD reported that this assassination plan was executed by Dam Hong, an assistant to Zhou Yongkang, who was working at the Security Department of the Ministry of Public Security.
A magazine in Hong Kong in October 2017 reported: At 2 am the night before the 18th National Congress, Hu Jintao received intelligence that an attempt was to be made to assassinate Xi. Ho immediately called Xi and advised him that he should not go out and have no contact with anyone except by phone. In addition, Ho sent security to protect Xi’s residence.
According to the magazine, Politburo member Xu Caihou was one of the people who planned to assassinate Xi. In 2015, before his death, he reported to the police plots to kill Xi, including an electrical short-circuit while Xi was entertaining or assassinating him while visiting the army.
In December 2017, after Xi had a meal, he suffered from stomach pains and was hospitalized. Xi’s loyal subordinates became very suspicious about his food. All food and drink that Xi was to eat were required to have a sample stored. In case of any food poisoning, the source could then be easily traced. On at least five occasions, attempts to poison Xi’s food were made.
After the 19th National Congress, The Liberty Times reported, Xi had been in danger as someone had set explosives in the Great Hall in Beijing. However, the explosives were detected, and removed. This was a conspiracy to kill Xi by high-ranking CCP generals.
Alliance of Xi and Hu against the common enemy Jiang Zemin
Jiang Zemin has retired from politics, but he always interferes deeply in Hu’s tasks. As of the CCP’s 18th National Congress in 2012, Hu wished for Jiang to stop meddling in the party’s internal affairs, so he planned to help Xi organize a force to fight Jiang’s already large faction in CCP.
At a CCP’s meeting on September 28, 2014, President Hu Jintao specified two problems. The first he criticized Jiang Zemin for interfering in, political activities , and the second Hu suggested making a comprehensive assessment program of Jiang Zemin.
Ho also accused Jiang of making nefarious tricks to seriously divide the Politburo and the Politburo Standing Committee. These are the reasons why many important policies are proposed but cannot be implemented.
Xi counterattacks, it is difficult to guess who will win in the end
As soon as he assumed the highest position in the CCP, Xi immediately launched a campaign of “beating tigers, killing flies, hunting foxes.” Besides tigers like Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang or Xu Caihou, the flies are thousands of officials large and small who have all been investigated and imprisoned.In 2013, more than 6,500 Chinese officials disappeared without a trace, more than 8,000 officials fled abroad, and about 1,500 people arrested.
However, recently, former lieutenant colonel of the Chinese Navy Command Yao Cheng revealed that Jiang Zemin’s spies in the armed forces are still many, especially in the Navy.
In 2017, Chinese political expert Xia xiaoqiang said that after the 19th National Congress, the “big tigers” of the Jiang faction such as Zhang Dejiang, Lu Wenshan, Zhang Gaoli, and Zeng Qinghong If not caught, they could still become a danger to Xi.