Jiang Zemin’s Eastern Mountain Tour Shocks
Suzhou and Hainan Officialdom.
During the 2015 New Year holiday mainland media published
former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin
and his three generation family tourism. But the story and
related information was deleted at the same day.
On Jan. 4, Nanjing Party Secretary Yang Weize was sacked
in Jiang’s hometown, Jiangsu Province.
The same day, Jiang Dingzhi, former vice Jiangsu governor,
and current Hainan governor resigned from his position.
Analysis is that such series of actions are the counterattacks
from current CCP leader Xi Jinping against Jiang Zemin.
On Jan. 3, several Chinese portal sites quoted Hainan
Dongshanling public micro-channel account’s information.
It reported that three generations of the Jiang family went to
Hainan Dongshanling at the New year along with photos.
In the picture, Jiang walked with assistance.
The picture caption read: Jiang told Hainan Provincial Party
Secretary Luo Baoming that “We should promote Hainan’s
famous view and I will help you promote it when I go back
to Beijing. There will be people everywhere at that time."
Before leaving, Jiang Zemin also said loudly that his
trip was worthwhile.
But the related information was soon deleted.
On Jan. 4, at Jiang Zemin’s hometown of Jiangsu Province,
Nanjing Party Secretary Yang Weize’s downfall was the
first deputy provincial official to be investigated in 2015.
At the same day, the Hainan governor Jiang Dingzhi also
resigned from the governor position
Weize and Jiang Dingzhi all belong to the Jiang faction.
It should be Xi Jinping’s high-profile counterattack on Jiang
Zemin to sack one and make the other one resign.
Gu Chunqiu: “Jiang’s appearance is believed to be a
He still wants to continue to fight with Xi Jinping since the
Jiang faction was constantly being cleaned.
It’s very fast for Yang Weize’s downfall which means a
counterattack action to Jiang’s appearance."
Jiangsu is Jiang Zemin’s home location.
60 year old Jiang Dingzhi was born in Jiangsu Liyang.
Before 2010 in the Hainan Provincial Committee, he served
as the General Office director of Zhenjiang city.
He also was Yangzhong Party Secretary, Wuxi Party
Secretary and Jiangsu Vice Governor.
In October 2013, it was said Jiang Dingzhi was investigated
for promotion by bribing Zhou Yongkang’s secretary and son.
Coincidentally, the 53-year-old Yang Weize is also
He has served as Suzhou mayor, Wuxi and Nanjing
Municipal Party Secretary, and in other positions.
Local media reported, on Jan. 3, Yang hosted Nanjing New
Year’s Day marathon relay.
A local source said that on Jan. 4 retired Nanjing officials
were also told to have a meeting with Yang on Jan. 6.
On Jan. 4, mainland Caixin website hinted that Yang Weize
was involved in Zhou Yongkang case.
From 2004 to 2006, Yang served as Wu Xi Party secretary
at Zhou Yongkang’s hometown Jiangsu.
During the Caixin interview, there were many stories of how
Yang Weize got close to Zhou Yongkang by frequently
being around Zhou Yongkang’s relatives.
In September 2013, several overseas media reported, Yang
Weize gave Zhou Yang female anchors.
He had relationships with these female anchors.
It’s said Yang Weize also gave Zhou Yongkang’s brother,
sister and son Zhou Bin a lot of benefits.
Chinese legal expert Zhao Yuanming: “We may find more
direct and indirect crime evidence and information from
Zhou Yongkang because he did too many bad things.
He committed crime all the time.
I feel Nanjiang’s cadres will fall collectively and there might
be similar issue in other cities in China."
For the past couple of years the Jiangsu official earthquake
continued after Jiang Zemin’s housekeeper Ji Jianye was
under investigation in Jiang’s hometown Yangzhou.
Last August 18, Nanjing Lishui District Secretary Jiang Ming
September 13, Nanjing Jianye District secretary
Feng Yajun was marked;
September 17 evening, Jiangsu Lianyungang Party Secretary
Li Qiang was taken in for questioning;
October 11, the former Jiangsu Secretary-General
Zhao Shaolin who was retired for 8 years was sacked.
Zhao Yuanming analyzed, Jiang Zemin ruled the country by
Most top officials in Jiangsu officialdom were
promoted by Jiang Zemin.
Zhao Yuanming: “So if you are clean without being greedy
and corrupt, he wouldn’t promote you.
It was because you will see his problem if you are clean.
So all officials brought down in Nanjing, either external
or internal, are all connected to Jiang Zemin."
Zhao Yuanming analyzed, because Zhou Yongkang and Jiang
Zemin’s family were in Jiangsu for several years with a very
wide network, Jiangsu could become another hard-hit area for
the disciplinary committee of the CCP investigation.
Interview & Edit/LiYun Post-Production/Chen Jianming