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China’s Jiang Zemin remains the core of party leadership

Jiang Zemin

SCMP said in its report from Beijing yesterday titled Long after retirement, Jiang Zemin continues to exert his influence: “The former party chief may have retired a decade ago, but his lingering influence makes him one of the most powerful men in China

“Retired state leaders traditionally shun public appearances – and making headlines – apart from on special occasions such as National Day. However, former president Jiang Zemin has periodically found himself in the limelight since his gradual political exit nearly a decade ago, making him the most active retired leader in this dynastic-style, communist-ruled nation.”

It proves what I pointed out in my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” that China’s political system now is the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Dynasty with a core similar to an emperor and that Jiang remains the core after his retirement. That is a system designed by Deng Xiaoping. Deng, though retired, had the dominant power like an emperor, a position Deng called the core of the collective leadership, while people outside China called paramount leader.

When Deng appointed Jiang General Secretary of the party, he said that he would not rest at ease until Jiang became the core. Now Jiang has actually been the core for many years, but China’s system is so unique that people still cannot get used to such a reality in China.

When Zhao Ziyang was the general secretary, Deng regarded Politburo Standing Committee members as “daughters-in-law” while Deng himself was the “mother-in-law”. Jiang certainly is better. Hu Jintao who succeeds Jiang as the general secretary, can act as the general secretary instead of being a “daughter-in-law” but only people who do not have Chinese perspectives may regard Hu as the top leader. Jiang always remains in control.

Hu knows that very clear. He opposed the phrase “the party central with Hu Jintao as the core” and insists that the phrase “the party central with Hu Jintao as general secretary” should be used.

About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee



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