In July 2016, Chinese state media began using a new formulation about “eliminating the baneful [pernicious] influence of Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou” from the military. As discussed in previous issues of the China Leadership Monitor, Guo and Xu are the highest-ranking Chinese military officers indicted in Xi Jinping’s ongoing anti-corruption purge. This article examines the origins and course of this new campaign, and assesses its implications for party-military relations.
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