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#ChinaCoup: Is India behind rumours of Xi Jinping’s house arrest?

#ChinaCoup: Is India behind rumours of Xi Jinping’s house arrest?

The rumours gained strength about the alleged arrest of President Xi Jinping after a coup in China with Beijing cancelling more than 6000 international and domestic flights. The versions could not be confirmed so far, but neither have they been denied by Beijing. 

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On the other hand, the cancellation of 60 per cent of the flights in the Asian power, as reported by the local travel platform Flight Master, increased the noise surrounding Xi’s alleged arrest. But media reports explained that they were suspended due to a military exercise that had been previously announced.

One of the versions that circulated in the last hours on the networks – mostly from anti-Chinese accounts – maintained that the plot would have been organized by special forces of the People’s Liberation Army that respond to General Li Qiaoming, in charge of the Theater Command of the North, one of the five of the Chinese Army. Li had been appointed a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in October 2017.

Several Chinese social media users said a coup was almost confirmed when the country, without giving any specific reason, cancelled more than 9,000 domestic flights. Some even said that the military chief, General Li Qiaoming, will become the next president.

“PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on September 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing and ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, a full procession of up to 80 km. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was arrested after #CCP elders removed him as head of the PLA,” said a Twitter user who goes by Jennifer Zeng.

“Something big is happening in China… maybe a coup. 6,000 flights have been cancelled and there’s a big military move underway,” said a social media user who goes by the name Steve Smith.

Social media reaction

Twitter accounts with several thousand followers have shared that there has been a coup against Xi. Photographs of a successor have also surfaced. However, none of these updates come from verified or credible accounts and most of these accounts are from anonymous users.

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