Why did Xi Jinping raise Jiang Zemin, the mystery of the commemoration event that was unexpectedly too grand? (1/6) | jbpress

He praised “self-retirement” and mentioned the Tiananmen Incident in expanding the White Revolution. What is Xi Jinping’s goal?

President Xi Jinping and former President Jiang Zemin (File photo, October 24, 2017, photo: AP/AFLO)

(Kaori Fukushima: reporter)

On December 6, a memorial service for former Supreme Leader Jiang Zemin was held at the Great Hall of the People. With a solemn look on his face, Xi Jinping read a 50-minute eulogy.


What surprised me was that the various adjectives sent to Jiang Zemin were as wonderful as Deng Xiaoping’s.

There were also notices that were not available at the Deng Memorial Rally, such as a ban on any entertainment on the day of the memorial rally.

But Jiang Zemin’s achievements as supreme leader are clearly inferior to those of Deng Xiaoping. To begin with, the first half of Jiang Zemin’s administration was actually Deng Xiaoping’s cloistered government. Moreover, Xi Jinping must have developed a fierce power struggle, considering Jiang Zemin’s faction as his political opponent. Why did Xi Jinping read such an admirable eulogy to Jiang Zemin?


As for Jiang Zemin’s achievements, he also touched on the step where he voluntarily relinquished his position to a successor at the 16th Party Congress. Isn’t this a contradiction with Xi Jinping’s stance of suppressing the opposition within the party at the 20th Party Congress and forcibly reappointing him for a third term as general secretary?

At the same time, the movement against zero crown and the carte blanche revolution is spreading all over China, and some slogans such as “Xi Jinping’s down” are beginning to appear, invoking Xi’s personal responsibility. Jinping I would like to reflect on why it was done this way.

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