採訪/易如 編輯/陳潔 後製/鍾元
Jiang Mianheng’s Political Show at a Sensitive Time
When rumors that former Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
leader Jiang Zemin had died went viral online,
his eldest son, Jiang Mianheng, president Shanghai
appeared on the school’s official website,
in a reception to welcome former Israeli Prime Minister
Is Jiang’s activity at such a sensitive time intended to quash
the rumor of his father’s death?
In a press conference on Sept. 9, Chinese Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Hua Chunying responded to foreign media
reporters’ questions about Jiang Zemin’s death: “It’s the first
we’ve heard of the news, and it can’t be confirmed."
On the same day, Shanghai Technology University website
showed former Israeli PM Ehud Barak warmly welcomed
by University President, Jiang Mianheng, and Vice
Chancellor and Provost, Yin Jie.
The report also released a photo of 11 people with Mr Jiang
standing in the center.
Beijing politics watcher Hua Po: “There are all sorts of bad
news about Jiang Zemin.
Some say he is dead, others he’s being monitored.
So the Jiang faction is in a panic due to the bad news.
There are also posts to encourage the Jiang faction, such as
Jiang went swimming for an hour with 2 active admirals.
“It’s funny because he might die after swimming, based on his
current health condition. His faction is very twitchy.
Jiang Mianheng’s public appearance is to tell people
that his family is okay."
China social researcher, Zhang Jian, indicates that
Jiang Mianheng, as the son of Jiang Zemin,
has naturally become a gauge for the Jiang faction.
Zhang Jian: “His high-profile itinerary and photos at such a
sensitive time with rumors of Jiang Zemin’s death has proved
everybody in the Jiang faction feels insecure."
The Epoch Times columnist, Xia Xiaoqiang, noted that the
Foreign Ministry neither confirmed nor denied Jiang’s death.
It is a signal that Jiang Zemin’s death is not important
to Chinese politics.
Jiang Mianheng’s appearance means he goes to the front line
of combating Xi Jinping after his father.
Zhang Jian: “There is a Chinese saying:
When the cat is away, the mice will play.
He wanted to encourage his henchmen to hang on.
He intended to linger and deploy forces.
Jiang Mianheng’s actions are to ideologically oppose Xi Jinping
and prepare for Party struggle.
However, the outcome of this battle is already self-evident."
Caixin reported, Huawei Technologies (Chinese telecom
equipment manufacturer) conducted a meeting on the 4th on
‘Anti-Corruption’ with 200 dealers across the nation.
Huawei management claimed, “the problem is very serious,
involving successive terms of multiplayers and gangs."
Huawei’s internal data showed, as of August 16, 116 employees
were suspected of corruption, four were transferred to the
judicial process, and 69 dealers were involved.
A communication industry veteran revealed yet unconfirmed
news to China Business News: A bribery case involving
hundreds of millions of yuan was found in the terminal business
Xia Xiaoqiang indicates, as a spokesperson and leading
figure of Jiang Zemin’s interest groups, Jiang Mianheng will
also become the target of Xi Jinping’s siege plan.
Huawei has participated in the Golden Shield Project hosted by
Jiang Mianheng was known as China’s first greedy person.
How much black money he has obtained from the project
But, according to many other exposed corruption cases
involving Jiang Mianheng, he certainly profited through
co-operation with Huawei.
Zhang Jian: “He has embezzled a large number of state-owned
assets, so Jiang Mianheng is also bound to be liquidated."
“Seeing his father being deposed by the CCP and becoming
the world’s public enemy, he is attempting the final death throes."
“This attitude is enough to prove that the Jiang faction
has completely collapsed."
Xia Xiaoqiang notes, even though cronies of Jiang Zemin
such as Zhang Dejiang and Liu Yunshan are still confronting
Xi Jinping when Jiang Zemin is no longer available to add
impact on to the regime, the hundreds of millions of family
wealth they have obtained through their power have sustained
Once their power is lost, so will their wealth. They are surely
liquidated for the evil crimes they have committed, in particular,
following Jiang Zemin’s evil persecution against Falun Gong.
Interview/YiRu Edit/ChenJie Post-Production/ZhongYuan