China's Security State: Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics by Xuezhi Guo

By Xuezhi Guo

China's defense kingdom describes the construction, evolution, and improvement of chinese language protection and intelligence companies in addition to their function in influencing chinese language Communist celebration politics during the party's historical past. Xuezhi Guo investigates styles of management politics from the vantage aspect of safety and intelligence association and operation via offering new facts and supplying replacement interpretations of significant occasions all through chinese language Communist occasion background. This research promotes a greater figuring out of the CCP's mechanisms for regulate over either get together participants and the final inhabitants. This research specifies a few of the broader implications for conception and study which could aid make clear the character of chinese language politics and power destiny advancements within the country's defense and intelligence prone.

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354. Gong’an shigao, pp. 26–7. , 27; Yang Qiqing zhuan, p. 42. 125 on Sat Dec 22 17:39:24 WET 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Historical Evolution of Public Security Organizations 35 ensure the loyalty of the party and the troops – the network of security officers. The PSD and SPSB recruited a large number of informers (wang yuan) from the party organizations and the Red Army units. Although these informers looked similar to others and wore military uniforms, they were entirely independent of the high command and reported directly to the PSD or SPSB.

In the terror of purges, the natural inclination of a terrorist sufan organization, which suspected all citizens indiscriminately, became evident in the political campaigns against the so-called counterrevolutionaries. The CEC had an excuse to arrest people who had committed no crime but who were under suspicion as potential enemies of the CCP. As a result of this summary justice, purges expanded exponentially, but there were also other factors that contributed to their expansion. First, officials of the sufan organizations, eager to demonstrate their loyalty and efficiency, felt little restraint in the exercise of their arbitrary powers bestowed by summary justice.

110. Li Zhimin huiyilu, p. 129. Huang Kecheng zishu, pp. 83–4. 125 on Sat Dec 22 17:39:24 WET 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 China’s Security State 34 execute the campaign of suppressing counterrevolutionaries. Li Shaojiu did this through acting absurdly and obtaining confessions from victims by compulsion and giving these trumped-up confessions credence. 22 According to Huang Kecheng, in addition to Mao’s role in expanding the purges, Li Shaojiu, secretary of the General Front Commission, who was in charge of the campaign to suppress counterrevolutionaries, played an important role in the mass killings within the party organizations and the Red Army.

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