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Xi beefs up personal security amid massive anti-graft campaign

Xi beefs up personal security amid massive anti-graft campaign
Maj Gen Wang Shaojun, the executive deputy commander of the Central Security Bureau which is in-charge of Xi’s safety, has been promoted to lead the Bureau and also the Central Guard Regiment, the South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday. The bureau’s incumbent commander, Lt Gen Cao Qing, is being transferred to the Beijing Military Area Command as its deputy commander, the report said.

The powerful Central Security Bureau is responsible for the safety of top leaders and the Zhongnanhai compound in central Beijing, where many Communist Party leaders are based.

The bureau directly reports to the general office of Central Committee of the Communist Party headed by 61-year-old Xi. The security bureau wields considerable power and in the past has moved to stop possible coup attempts. The bureau and Marshal Ye Jianying played a central role in the arrest of the ‘Gang of Four’ in 1976.

The Cultural Revolution leaders were accused of plotting to seize power after Mao Zedong’s death.
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