Hu Jintao bids farewell to Jiang Zemin in Beijing on Monday. Photo: CCTV
Hu Jintao bids farewell to Jiang Zemin in Beijing on Monday. Photo: CCTV
Jiang Zemin

Why former Chinese leader Hu Jintao was highest profile absentee from Jiang Zemin’s funeral

  • The 80-year-old did attend a brief pre-cremation ceremony on Monday, but did not appear at Tuesday’s longer funeral service
  • His last public appearance saw him escorted out of a major Communist Party event, sparking speculation about his health and relationship with Xi Jinping

Hu Jintao bids farewell to Jiang Zemin in Beijing on Monday. Photo: CCTV
Hu Jintao bids farewell to Jiang Zemin in Beijing on Monday. Photo: CCTV
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