Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin is dead. Protests continue across China, although the police state that Jiang created is working hard to suppress it. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at how mourning Jiang Zemin could be dicey for Xi Jinping, what the media got wrong about Jiang Zemin, and how Chinese netizens are getting around censorship.
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin may be dead, but that doesn’t mean he’s totally out of the way of current Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The two were locked in a bitter power struggle for close to a decade, the basis for the people’s favorite soap opera “General Hostility”. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at how Jiang is being remembered in Chinese state-run media, important aspects of his life that were left out, and how Jiang’s family cashed in on his position.