Report have it that the Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently under house arrest. Many Chinese social media handles have said that Xi has been placed under house arrest after the Chinese Communist Party seniors removed him as head of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA).
Chinese netizens claimed that Beijing is under military seizure. Another report by News Highland Vision said that former Chinese president, Hu Jintao and former Chinese premier, Wen Jibao had persuaded Song Ping the former member of the Standing Committee and retain control of the Central Guard Bureau.
#PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA pic.twitter.com/hODcknQMhE— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) September 23, 2022
Reports also said that after Xi returned from the SCO on 16th September he was detained at the airport and most probably is currently being held under house arrest.
Also, flights to and from Bejin seem to have been cancelled.
Nearly 60 percent of flights across China were canceled Wednesday, according to state media.
Flight Master said 9,583 flights had been canceled nationwide as of 22.35 p.m. on Sept. 21, accounting for 59.66 percent of those total scheduled journeys of the day, reported China.com.
There is no official explanation on China’s top aviation body’s website.
But Netease, a major news portal in China, wrote yesterday that the cancellations were mainly due to recent COVID-19 flare-ups in multiple provinces in China.
Former Chinese investigative reporter Zhao Lanjian tweeted yesterday that he’d contacted an aviation professional in China.
He wrote in his tweet that “the reason [for the mass cancellations] is unclear, but [the mass cancellations] are true,” and that such a nationwide mass cancellation was “very rare.”
According to Zhao’s tweet: “This mass cancellation of flights must be a military directive. Air traffic control authority is decided by the Chinese military, which in turn gives instructions to civil aviation management. The airspace is set aside so that military aircraft can fly at will. This is military planning, or at least with military prep.”
Xi Jinping likely removed from Chairman of the Military Commission’s post under the shadow of a Military coup. Xi is rumored to have undergone a military coup. #PLA special forces gathered at Shenyang Military airport under the orders of Li Qiaoming.
Xi was absent in the seminar on National Defence and Military Reform held in #Beijing on September 21 after he made a hasty return from SCO meeting.
His absence has only two explanations. Either the physical condition is extremely bad, or he is no longer in the leadership position of the chairman of the #China Military Commission.
Li Qiaoming attended the seminar in Xi’s absence sitting in the middle of the left group in the first row under the stage, next to #China Army Commander Liu Zhenli, which is the focus of the camera.