Yin Jiaxu, former party secretary and chairman of the China Arms Industry Corporation, was arrested last week on suspicion of receiving bribes and collecting illicit earnings for relatives and friends, according to the CCP Supreme Procuratorate.
Following Hu Wenming and Sun Bo, the heads of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The successive investigations of the management of the core positions of the CCP’s military-industrial enterprises are about corruption and the security and development of China’s weapons manufacturing system, and even the combat effectiveness of the combat troops. As the situation in the Taiwan Strait continues to heat up, the relevant news has sparked outside interpretations and concerns.
Yin Jiaxu was Secretary of the Party Committee and Deputy General Director of the Arms Industry Corporation in 2010, was elevated to Chairman in 2013 and applied for retirement in 2018.
In 2015, the China Arms Industry Corporation was tasked with developing the Beidou satellite system. In the same year, the corporation invested 1.5 billion yuan in Shanghai to establish a business and develop technical standards for China’s National Positioning Service Platform.
The China Arms Industry Corporation was founded in 1999 and now has over 50 subsidiaries and affiliates. The army, navy, and air force are its service targets.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden released a report in December 2020. They’ve been publishing data on global weaponry sales for a long time. According to the report, China Arms Industry Corporation is ranked 9th in the worldwide list of arms and equipment producers and 3rd in China.
China National Arms Industry Corporation was rated 154th among the world’s top 500 companies in August 2020, according to Fortune’s ranking of the world’s top 500 corporations, with sales of 68,714 million US dollars.
The fall of the CCP’s military management has always piqued international interest. Because it affects the CCP’s weapons production system’s safety and development and the military’s combat effectiveness. China’s basic strategic plan is frequently hidden beneath these fallen officials.
Before Yin Jiaxu, Hu Wenming, former party secretary and Chairman of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, was prosecuted in Shanghai around February 26, 2021.
As members of a state-owned corporation, they are accused of bribery and abuse of power. Hu Wenming worked with several Chinese military companies. He worked on the army, navy, and air force’s building and development and developing China’s first self-built fighter, the J-10, and domestically produced heavy aircraft C-919.
Sun Bo, Hu’s predecessor, is accused of disclosing China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier information to foreign intelligence services. Sun Bo was sentenced to 12 years in jail in July 2019 on charges of receiving bribes and abusing his position of power.
According to the Hong Kong 01 investigation, such head military enterprises and their subsidiaries or local military enterprises are equally corrupt.
According to public records, Three important military-industrial enterprise officials were apprehended in 2014 alone. Gu Diquan, Chairman of China Hudong Shipbuilding Corporation; Wu-Hao, deputy general manager of AVIC Heavy Machinery; and Huang Xiaohu, former Chairman of Anhui Military Industry Group, are among those who have participated.
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) is the core enterprise of China Shipbuilding Industry Group, which has recently constructed many modern naval warships. It is renowned as the “cradle of frigates and amphibious ships” since it is currently China’s sole business to manufacture big LNG carriers.
China Aviation Industry Corporation owns AVIC Heavy Machinery, which is a subsidiary of the company. The company’s core activity is the manufacture of high-end civil and military aeronautical equipment. Its main products are widely employed in missile and fighter aircraft development.
Anhui Military Industry Corporation is the most important supplier of Chinese military artillery, specializing in producing and selling mortars, optoelectronic countermeasures, personal missiles, explosives, and other items.
In addition to the authorities in charge of the military-industrial system, Song Xue, the Deputy Chief of the Navy Staff, was removed from his position as a delegate to13th National People’s Congress on April 29th, 2021, for alleged primary law and discipline offenses.
Song Xue is a 62-year-old Rear Admiral who was born in Shandong. During the test flight onboard China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, he acted as deputy commander-in-chief of the J-15’s take-off and landing test. He used to be the deputy director of naval equipment, with deep ties to the military-industrial complex and procurement authority.
In a recent editorial, The World Journal claimed that corruption is rampant in the Chinese military. Many are going on in the military, from recruitment, promotion, and transfer to arms and commodity smuggling and border military minesweeping.
The Chinese military is the world’s most corrupt, and corruption has contributed to its vulnerability. China’s military has grown preoccupied with business and has lost combat efficiency.
Corruption has expanded throughout the army since Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong have been in charge for nearly 20 years, and bragging and fraud have reached the very core of the military.
After Xi Jinping assumed command of the military, he overhauled military discipline and mandated that the army be capable of fighting and winning conflicts. Will he be able to realize his dream? It will be difficult to root out the corruption that has plagued the Chinese military for more than 30 years and has never been fully addressed under Xi’s iron grip.
Chinese Major General Kunlun Yan, a military pundit, once remarked that military corruption is at an all-time high and unmatched in history.
Retired CCP Major General Luo Yuan has told mainland media, “If corruption is not excised, we will be defeated before we go to war.”