mandag 29. februar 2016

China's Army of Petitioners Invades Beijing Ahead of Annual Congress

A large group of retired and disabled Peoples Liberation Army veterans are joining the thousands of people marching into Beijing this week in an effort to get the Chinese government or the Chinese Communist Party to address a wide array of grievances. While Beijing makes a big show of its military and likes to boast about its prowess, PLA veterans told RFA’s Chinese Service that the government also likes to forget about them if they are disabled or retire from the service. PLA soldiers and officers staged a protest outside the Central Military Commission in Beijing this week in an effort to get the government to remember what it owes its military pensioners. Read more