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  1. A patriot's lone voice inspires hope

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG However well-intended he may be, Jiang Yanyong would be condemned as a troublemaker, if not a rebel, in some quarters of the ruling Communist Party because of his untimely ... leaders on the June 4 verdict has caused more than a stir. In the letter, Dr Jiang, who was voted an Asian hero last year for revealing the truth of the Sars outbreak on the mainland, wrote: ...

  2. Is Jiang digging in for a longer political life?

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan The appointment of a key aide to the military commission fans speculation that the ex-president wants to retain control A close aide to Jiang Zemin has been appointed ... director of the General Office of the CMC. The position will allow him to oversee the administrative operations of the body, which runs the People's Liberation Army. Mr Jiang is chairman ...

  3. Jiang Hu too dark a film for censors in Beijing, who order pirate copies seized

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The central government yesterday ordered the seizure of all pirated copies of the Hong Kong box office hit Jiang Hu, after confirming the film had been denied a mainland release because of its violent content. Pirated copies of the film have reportedly been shown at some mainland cinemas. 'Jiang Hu reflects the bloody conflicts among triad members. The theme is dark ...

  4. Jiang to relinquish last official position in March

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Ex-president Jiang Zemin will relinquish his last remaining official post at the National People's Congress plenum scheduled to start on March 5, the NPC Standing Committee said yesterday. The announcement comes amid renewed speculation over Mr Jiang's active role in state affairs since his retirement as party head, following his signing ...

  5. Jiang Zemin sets 2020 deadline for return of island to mainland

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Central Military Commission chairman Jiang Zemin has warned that Taiwan's return to the mainland must be resolved by 2020 and that the military is capable of stopping ... be assessed within the context in which Mr Jiang made the remarks. One analyst noted the principle of resolving the Taiwan situation soon was already stated in Beijing's 2000 white paper ...

  6. Speak economic truth, Jiang urges leaders

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Ex-president said to be unhappy with pace of privatisation Former president Jiang Zemin yesterday appeared to weigh in on the intense debate over the mainland's economic ... be truthful and sincere, which is to say [we] should speak the truth and report actual conditions, and not avoid problems,' Mr Jiang, the chairman of the Central Military Commission, said. He ...

  7. Jiang Zemin step-down dismissed as just talk

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... speculation has been rife that former president Jiang Zemin is under mounting pressure to step down as chairman of the Central Military Commission. Rumours of a looming power struggle between Mr Jiang ... paramount leader Deng Xiaoping this month has also given them more ammunition to call on Mr Jiang to follow Deng's example and make a full retirement soon. But informed mainland analysts said ...

  8. Jiang re-emerges in old military role

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Ceremonial task shows retirement is not complete When Jiang Zemin surprised the world last month by handing over the top military post to President Hu Jintao, people ... that Mr Jiang joined Mr Hu and other mainland leaders on Tuesday to send a joint telegram to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations ...

  9. Clinton recalls a 'sophisticated' Tung and an 'intriguing' Jiang

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan Bill Clinton found Jiang Zemin 'intriguing, funny and fiercely proud', and while Tung Chee-hwa is an 'intelligent, sophisticated man', he had the clear ... Mr Jiang to apologise, the then-president refused to speak to him. The US claimed the embassy had been identified on old CIA maps as a Serbian military building. The leaders spoke a week ...

  10. PLA told to heed both Jiang and party

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung A top military commander has told the PLA rank and file that they have to follow the command of Central Military Commission chairman Jiang Zemin as well as the Communist Party. ... is sensitive, as there has been speculation that Mr Jiang is under increasing pressure to hand control of the PLA to President Hu Jintao at the fourth plenum of the Communist Party's Central ...




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