PLA HAWKS DECRY SELLOUT BY LEADERS
China’s military is making bold accusations that self-described “heroic” anti-American hawks are being purged and betrayed by China’s CIA-controlled civilian leaders.
Reports about the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) hard-liners’ theory are increasing.
Two weeks ago, China’s bestknown military commentator, Rear Adm. Zhang Zhaozhong of the PLA navy, stated that there were more than 1 million Chinese traitors in China, including diplomats, economists and military personnel, working as spies for foreign governments, especially the U.S.
Encouraged by cheers for his statements, Adm. Zhang last week told the press that “some of our scholars are trained by the Americans. They read American books, accepted American ideals and they are now helping the U.S. to fool the Chinese.”
This line of argument by antiU.S. fanatics in the PLA reached a fever pitch last summer. In a lengthy article on the leading Chinese military website Leiting (Thunder), published Sept. 14, the CIA was cited as the main driver of a successful psychological warfare and disinformation campaign against China’s civilian leaders, from Deng Xiaoping to