New York Times: Jiang Zemin is a Half Dead Spider
After the sacking of Zhou Yongkang, member of the CCP Politburo, speculation focuses on who is the next target tiger to be attacked by the Chinese President Xi Jinping.
August 14, New York Times said in an article that Xi Jinping’s
latest anti-corruption target might be the former President
The article said that Jiang Zemin still has huge influence
through his associates in the party, the military and business
although he retired as CCP General Secretary and
President in 2002 and 2003.
An article quoted Singapore academic Huang Jing that
Jiang Zemin’s vested interest group is like a spider web, and
he is the spider in the middle.
However, Huang Jing said, although there are a bunch of
small spiders around him in an attempt to protect and also to
protect themselves, Jiang Zemin is already a half-dead spider.
The article points out, Xi Jinping has to clear Jiang Zemin’s
high network from the past 20 years of power consolidation,
to change deep-rooted corruption in the CCP and break
the vested interest groups in the economy.
Gao Zhisheng Might Go To US this Year
Gao Zhisheng, renowned mainland lawyer, got physically and
mentally impaired due to abuse in prison.
This news attracted public concern.
According to a Radio Free Asia report,
currently Gao Zhisheng is negotiating to go to US
for medical treatment and reunion with his family.
Yang Jianli,US organization Civil Force founder, said they have
contacted the US State Department to assist Gao Zhisheng to
the US this year.
He said Gao Zhisheng will get B1 or B2 visa for a family visit
and medical treatment rather than the embarrassing political
However, he is not sure whether Gao Zhisheng can get a
mainland passport because he has been deprived of
political rights for one year.
June 4th Black Hand Wan Runnan Responds to the Global Times
CCP mouthpiece Global Times recently broke the ban on talk
about June 4th.
It called the exiled former SevenStudio company director, Wan
Runnan, who supported the 1989 student democracy movement
in Beijing and other defeated student activists.
August 15, Wan Runnan gave a response in the interview.
According to Deutsche Welle report, Wan Runnan sneered at
the Global Times as extremely absurd and believes it’s an
encouragement for him.
The Global Times mocked at Wang Runnan’s words in the
media that the big mistake we made was to underestimate
the difficulties and the CCP’s toughness."
Wan Runnan said he never talked too extreme but always
Actually, the so-called underestimate of the CCP’s tenacity
means to underestimate the CCP’s shameless brutality and
Wan Runnan was looked on as June 4th’s black hand due to
his support of the June 4th student movement.
He was wanted after the 1989 Tiananmen massacre incident.