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Rumors Circulate Of Military Coup In Beijing

Posted By admin On March 21, 2012 @ 2:39 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Bill Gertz
Washington Times [1]
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring China’s Internet say that from March 14 to Wednesday bloggers circulated alarming reports of tanks entering Beijing and shots being fired in the city as part of what is said to have been a high-level political battle among party leaders – and even a possible military coup.

The Internet discussions included photos posted online of tanks and other military vehicles moving around Beijing.

The reports followed the ouster last week of senior Politburo member and Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, who was linked to corruption, but who is said to remain close to China’s increasingly nationalistic military.

Chinese microblogging sites Sina Weibo, QQ Weibo, and the bulletin board of the search engine Baidu all reported “abnormalities” in Beijing on the night of March 19.

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[1] Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/21/inside-the-ring-436080940/

[2] China Makes Arrests, Shuts Down Websites Over Coup Rumors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-makes-arrests-shuts-down-websites-over-coup-rumors.html

[3] China Has Censored All Mention Of The Rumored Coup: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-has-censored-all-mention-of-the-rumored-coup.html

[4] Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names: http://www.prisonplanet.com/beijing-orders-microbloggers-to-register-real-names.html

[5] China’s Internet Controls Here to Stay: Beijing Official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-internet-controls-here-to-stay-beijing-official.html

[6] Propaganda authorities take over Beijing papers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/propaganda-authorities-take-over-beijing-papers.html

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