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Earlier this month, Bloomberg carried an article which included claims about corruption in the PRC’s Rocket Force .
Those claims have gotten plenty of attention – so today, I want to look into corruption and anti-corruption campaigns in the PRC, some of the claims from the article, how we might interpret them, and what all this might mean for the PLA and the region
The Bloomberg article:
Nuclear Notebook – PRC
Military and Security Developments involving the PRC – 2022
Yang, Milanovic, Yaoqi Lin – Anti-corruption campaign in China: An empirical investigation
China’s national defence in the New Era
Reporting on the Rocket force removals:
Deng & Wei – Measuring Corruption in China
Chinese media on Xu Caihou and surrounding cases
The party-military relationship
Reporting on anti-corruption in China
Peng Wang – Military corruption in China: The role of Guanxi in the buying and selling of military positions
Featured article on Russian corruption
China deploying to Gulf of Aden
Chinese military raises pay
RAND – US China military scorecard
FAS – Chinese silo construction
Caveats & Comments:
All normal caveats and comments apply.
In particular – I would like to note as always that this material has been created for entertainment purposes and is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive examination of the topic in question and should not be relied upon to inform financial or other similar decisions.
All contentions of fact presented in this presentation should be assumed to be subject to be qualified by the words “reportedly” “allegedly” or both depending on context. In some cases, these words have been omitted from the audio for reasons including a need to keep the presentation understandable and suitable for its primary purpose – entertainment.
00:00:00 — Opening Words
00:00:46 — What Am I Talking About?
00:03:10 — PRC Military Modernisation
00:04:01 — Corruption And Purges
00:20:15 — The Bloomberg Claims
00:30:54 — The Silo Thing – And Implications
00:44:42 — Solid Fuel Issues?
00:48:25 — Readiness
00:56:21 — Regional Developments And Strategy
00:59:38 — Conclusion
01:01:12 — Channel Update