Chinese Army General rumoured to replace Xi Jinping in a coup

Massive rumour making round on social media – many of them originated from China – have said that Chinese President Xi Jinping is under threat of military coup, and is set to be replaced as country’s President by a powerful military General Li Qiaoming. Li Qiaoming, who is among the most senior officials of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has served as commander of the Northern Theater Command from September 2017 to September 2022.

Li Qiaoming has served in various significant positions in the Chinese army, including as the Chief of Staff of the 361st Regiment, Commander of the 364th Regiment, Chief of Staff of the 124th Division, Deputy Chief of Staff of the 42nd Group Army, and Commander of the 124th Division of the 42nd Army.In 2017, Li Qiaoming was elected as a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.