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  1. News - China

    June 4 crackdown mastermind Chen Xitong dies

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 09:37pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Disgraced former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong – one of the main culprits blamed for the brutal crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square – has died at age 84, Hong Kong China News Agency (HKCNA) reported on Tuesday. HKCNA – a semi-official central government mouthpiece – quoted an unnamed source and said Chen had passed away. Two independent ...

  2. News - China

    Death of Chen Xitong is retribution for his sins, says father of Tiananmen student victim

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Minnie Chan

    ... Gary Cheung and Minnie Chan Father of student killed in the Tiananmen crackdown 24 years ago says death of former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong is punishment for his sins 'Death is retribution for 1989' The father of a student killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has described the death of former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong as retribution for the sins he committed 24 ...

  3. Chen Xitong praises reformists

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Former Beijing party secretary Chen Xitong, widely believed to be a political enemy of liberal leaders Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang and to have actively plotted the latter's downfall, has heaped praise on both men and described himself as a fellow reformist. In a new book, Conversations with Chen Xitong, he is more critical of former ...

  4. News - China

    Disgraced ex-Beijing mayor's funeral denied national anthem and flag

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 05:15pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Chen Xitong's falling out with former president Jiang Zemin- which led to Chen's imprisonment 16 years ago- has followed the disgraced ... told the Post last year.  "I was never handcuffed and never signed any confession letter," Chen says in Conversations with Chen Xitong, a book written by Yao and published by Hong ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The story headlined 'Jiang behind my downfall, Chen suggests' on page A3 yesterday incorrectly stated the number of years since former Beijing party secretary Chen Xitong's corruption conviction. He was convicted 14 years ago, in 1998. ...

  6. Chen and Yao's plan to 'set the record straight'

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Disgraced Politburo member Chen Xitong was reluctant to talk about the past for fear of political repercussions until scholar Yao Jianfu mentioned ... agree with comrade Zhao Ziyang',' Yao said. 'To say that Chen Xitong tricked Deng Xiaoping is an insult to Deng's intelligence.' Yao said Chen mainly wanted to set two ...

  7. Jiang behind my downfall, chen suggests

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Disgraced former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong calls his corruption conviction 16 years ago 'the biggest injustice since the Cultural ... Jianfu's upcoming book Conversations With Chen Xitong because authorities had ignored requests to review his conviction. 'I always hope that one day they will right the wrong, but they've ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum set to decide Zhou Yongkang's fate but don't expect details

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by KEIRA HUANG, Angela Meng

    ... the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection's investigation report on former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong. A year later, Chen was expelled from the party after the fifth plenum. In 1999, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Ex-Beijing mayor and backer of 1989 crackdown dies

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 10:43pm by AP

    ... BEIJING (AP) — Chen Xitong, a former mayor of Beijing who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, has died, ... said Chen died Sunday at age 84 in Beijing. Chengdu-based writer He Sanwei also said he had been informed of Chen's death by the former mayor's relatives. Chen was later purged from ...

  10. With downfall of Chen, the Jiang Zemin era is over

    Posted Sep 26th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Chen Xitong 11 years ago. 'Both Chen Liangyu and Chen Xitong were Politburo members. Both of them had been seen by top leaders as obstacles in their consolidation of power,' Professor Liu said. 'And both were sacked in the name of anti-corruption campaigns. Both cases are fine examples in politics.' Chen Xitong was the mainland's eighth-ranked leader when he ...




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