Xi Jinping, the Chinese president and the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, is under house arrest. This kind of house arrest means that he cannot leave his residence without permission from the authorities and must submit to any search or other requirements that may be imposed upon him by them. It also means that he cannot travel abroad without permission from the authorities as well.
When Xi was in Samarkand recently, the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party were supposed to have removed Xi from the Party’s in-charge of Army. Then House arrest followed.
The reason for this action is that Xi is facing corruption charges in recent years and has been sentenced to life in prison on one count of corruption-related charges. The decision by the Central Committee of the Communist Party was made at a meeting chaired by Mr Xi in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon. It is believed to be connected to an anti-corruption campaign launched last month by Mr Xi and his allies. However, it did not say where or why he was being held. The absence of a clear explanation makes it difficult to determine why Xi has been detained.