Some of the online tributes to former leader Jiang Zemin on his birthday. Graphic: SCMP

‘Happy birthday, Uncle Toad’ — fanbase shows its love for Jiang Zemin

Pop art tributes appear on Chinese social media congratulating the former leader as he turns 90, but messages seem to carry jab at the current, more formal president

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Some of the online tributes to former leader Jiang Zemin on his birthday. Graphic: SCMP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.