Has a coup occurred in China?
Rumors are swirling in China that China President Xi Jinping was arrested and the China’s People Liberation Army has taken full control.
The rumors have popped up after a large amount of flights from Beijing have been cancelled.
Besides the cancelled flights there have been videos of an army convoy heading towards Beijing.
Take a look:
This video of military vehicles moving to #Beijing comes immediately after the grounding of 59% of the flights in the country and the jailings of senior officials. There’s a lot of smoke, which means there is a fire somewhere inside the #CCP. #China is unstable. https://t.co/hSUS3210GR
— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) September 24, 2022
Newsweek shared these details:
Chinese President Xi Jinping became one of the top trending topics on Twitter amid unsubstantiated reports he is under house arrest and that China is in the midst of a military coup.
Xi and the phrase #ChinaCoup trended on social media after tens of thousands of users spread unconfirmed rumors that the president was detained and overthrown by the China’s People’s Liberation Army.
This speculation, which has not been discussed by any reputable sources, arrived as there are hardly any commercial flights flying over the capital of Beijing on Saturday, with unverified reports claiming all trains and buses are also being canceled out of Beijing.
Beijing Capital Airport’s website does show that several flights out of China’s capital have been canceled; but many others are still scheduled or already landed. There has also been reports the fights were canceled amid a planned military exercise.
— India.com (@indiacom) September 24, 2022
Rumors are swirling across the internet of a military coup in China and that Xi Jinping is under arrest after CCP seniors removed him as head of the PLA. Is the massive cancellation of flights in China just a military exercise, or is there something more to it? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/VDyQZacM2T
— Theresa Fallon (@TheresaAFallon) September 23, 2022
India News had more on the story:
Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently under house arrest, several media reports claimed on Saturday, adding that the capital Beijing is currently under army control. The reports have not been confirmed by either Chinese credible media, or have been independently confirmed by India TV.
The reports claimed further that international and domestic flights to and from Beijing have been halted, and that the city has been cut off from the rest of the world. Claims add that President a I Jingping has been put under house arrest after he was removed from the post of PLA chief.
As of right now no news from China have either confirmed or denied the rumors.