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Ahead of CP Congress: Xi cleans up security apparatus

Sun Lijun, now sentenced to life imprisonment, during his public confession on state television (January 2022).

Shortly before the CP Congress in October, Xi Jinping is cleaning up the police apparatus. On Friday, Sun Lijun was sentenced to death; however, execution will be suspended, meaning he will be jailed for life. Sun’s conviction is part of a bigger picture. On Thursday, Fu Zhenghua and Wang Like were sentenced to the same harsh punishment (China.Table reported). Xi is sending an entire generation of security apparatus leaders to prison who apparently have not been loyal enough to him. Anyone who is well-connected in the police authorities is apparently already considered a political risk.

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