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  1. News - China - SPAIN

    Spain orders arrest of China’s ex-president Jiang Zemin

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Spanish court issues international arrest warrant for ex-president and three others over actions in Tibet A Spanish court on Tuesday issued an international arrest warrant for China’s ex-president Jiang Zemin in a case brought by activists alleging that Chinese forces committed genocide in Tibet. Tibetan rights groups brought the case against Jiang ...

  2. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Jiang Zemin faction wins in China's game of thrones

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for the other. In the game of party power, most analysts believe former president Jiang Zemin outmanoeuvred his successor, Hu Jintao , in influencing the selection of the next generation of leaders. Hu, ... membership of the party's inner-most Politburo Standing Committee. "By and large, we can see a line-up dominated by Jiang's men," said Liu Kang, director of US-based Duke ...

  3. News - China

    Jiang outmanoeuvres Hu again to sway Standing Committee line-up

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... after five years in office, had built up enough power and allies to pull off such a move. That optimism, however, was short-lived. Jiang Zemin, Hu's predecessor, teamed up ... later, as Hu's retirement nears and the 18th party congress is underway to approve a new leadership line-up, there is a sense of déjà vu. Jiang, 86, returned to the forefront of high-level ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Jiang Zemin absent from party congress finale

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... New leader Xi Jinping praises predecessor Hu Jintao for relinquishing all party posts Former Communist Party general secretary Jiang Zemin did not show up at a gathering on Thursday afternoon at which new party chief Xi Jinping praised his predecessor Hu Jintao for standing down fully from his top party posts. Jiang, 86, had been in the limelight ahead of the once-a-decade ...

  5. News - 18th Party Congress - POLITICS

    Former China president Jiang Zemin played key role in punishing Bo Xilai, say analysts

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Analysts say the ex-president's backing helped break a months-long impasse over how harshly to punish the former Politburo member Jiang's role crucial in Bo's case Jiang Zemin is believed to have played a key role in Beijing's decision last week to bring the hammer down on Bo Xilai - the latest demonstration of the former ...

  6. Jiang 'flexing muscles' via media

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Former president Jiang Zemin's recent unusual and frequent public appearances show he still wields considerable power over the transition to a new leadership later this year, analysts ... of the limelight, except for politically symbolic events such as National Day. Jiang has made three forays into the public eye in one week, all covered by the media. Jiang, who retired as party general ...

  7. Jiang had his sights on academic role... until June 4

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com A video clip showing Jiang Zemin recounting how he became the general secretary of the Communist Party at a critical time in 1989 became an instant hit among internet users over the weekend. Jiang (pictured), who was filmed in 2009 while on a tour of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, was seen gesturing in a suit to a corporate group, before ...

  8. Jiang has censors doing river dance

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If you are on the mainland, the censors might very well leave you high and dry. The ever-vigilant authorities went into overdrive this week over the rumours that Jiang Zemin , the 84-year-old ... word for river - jiang. They also found themselves unable to post cartoon pictures of hanging clothes with the trousers hoisted high, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the way the ex-leader liked ...

  9. Rumours of Jiang Zemin's death abound amid official silence

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Rumours have intensified in the past 24 hours about the death of former president Jiang Zemin, amid Beijing's heightened secrecy about ... citing unspecified sources in the capital. However, the report did not detail the time or cause of death. A programme on Jiang's life, slotted in at the last minute and scheduled to run ...

  10. TV report of Jiang's death 'Pure rumour'

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mainland official news agency Xinhua yesterday rejected speculation over the death of former president Jiang Zemin as 'pure rumour', a day after a Hong ... of some overseas media organisations about Jiang Zemin's death from illness are pure rumour,' Xinhua quoted 'authoritative sources' as saying in a terse, one-sentence statement ...




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