There is a rumor on social media that the Chinese President has been placed under house arrest. It is being claimed that recently when Xi Jinping was at the Samarkand SCO Summit in Uzbekistan, he was removed from the post of army chief. However, so far neither the Chinese Communist Party nor the state media Global Times has denied this.
The #XiJinping hashtag is being tweeted in thousands on the social media platform Twitter. This question is rising fast after the tweet of BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy. However, he wrote in another tweet that the rumor should be investigated that Xi Jinping is under house arrest in Beijing.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy tweeted
Subramanian Swamy tweeted, “There is a new rumor about China, which will be investigated. Is Xi Jinping under house arrest? It is believed that when Jinping was recently in Samarkand, the Chinese Communist Party leaders asked the army chief Was removed from the post. After that there is a rumor that he was under house arrest. Along with this tweet, he has also shared a video.
New rumor to be checked out: Is Xi jingping under house arrest in Beijing ? When Xi was in Samarkand recently, the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party were supposed to have removed Xi from the Party’s in-charge of Army. Then House arrest followed. So goes the rumour.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) September 24, 2022
Chinese social media users also claimed
It has been claimed by some social media users of China that Jinping has been kept in house arrest. Apart from this, it is also being claimed that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has removed Xi Jinping from the post of President and has taken power in its hands. It is being said that now Chinese President Li Qiaoming has become the new President of China.
#PLA military vehicles heading to #beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA pic.twitter.com/hODcknQMhE
— Jennifer Zeng (@jenniferatntd) September 23, 2022
No official confirmation of the news
As of now, there is no official confirmation of such news. Journalists of the International Desk believe that such things are just mere discussion. Channels like Global Times, CNN or BBC, which give news about China, have also not confirmed this. In such a situation, the truth so far is that Xi Jinping has not been house arrest nor has there been any coup in China.
Why was there a rumor about the Chinese President?
In fact, this week in China, two former ministers were sentenced to death and four officials were sentenced to life imprisonment. It is being told that they were part of a ‘political faction’. At present, the anti-corruption campaign of the Communist Party is going on. It is believed that these officials and former ministers were opponents of Jinping. It is believed that this rumor has been spread by the anti-Jinping camp.
Jinping had recently attended the SCO Summit
Recently, Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to join the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Indian PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin also attended this SCO meeting. India has been given the hosting of the next 23rd SCO in this meeting. For this, Chinese President Jinping and Russian President Putin also congratulated India.