Han Zheng Pledges Loyalty to Xi Jinping And Betrays Jiang Zemin?
The Secretary of Shanghai, Han Zheng, expressed
his allegiance to Xi Jinping in his recent article.
Shanghai is known as the base of former leader Jiang Zemin.
When Jiang’s army support, Xu Caihou, was sacked,
numerous state media and the military leaders expressed
their allegiance to Xi Jinping but Han Zheng was still
wondering about the situation between Jiang and Xi.
His recent shift suggests the regime has reached
a consensus about how to deal with Jiang Zeming.
July 25, Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng published
an article entitled, “Quiet Study" in the Liberation Daily.
Han described the proposal Xi Jinping brought up in a visit
to Shanghai this May:
“Strengthen the sense of urgency and consciousness to
learning…. with some more time to study quietly…"
Han Zheng also released the first list of liberation books.
The first book was written by Xi Jinping during his post
This book collected 232 short essays of Xi Jinping published
in Zhejiang Daily as the Zhejiang Provincial Party Secretary.
Beijing politics watcher Hua Po, “Xi Jinping is increasingly
consolidating his power.
Han Zheng’s allegiance to Xi is only natural.
It shows that he will strongly cooperate
should Xi clean up the Shanghai faction."
Current affairs commentator Xia Xiaoqiang, “support for Xi
from someone with a strong tie with Jiang Zemin could
indicate Jiang Zemin’s downfall has become a fact that the
top officials have become aware of."
Earlier, Han Zheng was wondering about Xi Jinping
and Jiang Zemin.
On May 14, former Politburo Standing Committee
Zeng Qinghong, Jiang faction’s power player, visited
Shanghai＇s Han Tianheng Art Museum, accompanied
by Han Zheng and Jiang Zemin’s son, Jiang Mianheng.
On June 30, Jiang Zemin＇s military favorite, Xu Caihou,
Xi Jinping’s former staff, Ying Yong, was then
promoted to Deputy Secretary of Shanghai.
The New Epoch Weekly magazine reported that Jiang Zemin
was shocked by the downfall of Xu Caihou.
Jiang Zemin immediately took the train to Beijing on July 2
but did not get to meet Xi Jinping.
On July 8, the Shanghai Municipal Committee decided to
convene the six plenary session of Shanghai on July 16 and 17.
They were studying Xi Jinping’s talk
during his May visit in Shanghai.
In closing, Han Zheng mentioned Xi Jinping four times, and
referenced learning from veteran leadership and comrades.
Han mentioned, Shanghai is in a critical period of reform
The direction must be controlled
by advanced thinking.
On July 14, over 100 flights between Shanghai and Beijing
were either delayed or cancelled due to air traffic control.
Shanghai security was also upgraded.
Hua Po, “Xi is tackling Shanghai gangs, especially Jiang’s
stronghold, the military.
It is very dangerous trying to coordinate effectively in the
military and the police force.
The military exercises will ensure the discipline and control
of military personnel during the mobilization."
Jiang Zemin’s areas, Shanghai and Jiangsu, are among the
10 provinces and municipalities in the second round of the
central inspection team.
On July 16, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Secretary Wang Qishan issued a stern warning.
The inspection team will investigate wherever the problems
are, whoever has the problems, and scrape it clean.
In the first round of inspections this year, the inspection team
had a special tour to Shanghai’s Fudan University.
Fudan was labeled as “large and complicated,
hard to supervise and easy to corrupt".
The WOIPFG (World Organization to Investigate the
Persecution of Falun Gong) revealed that Fudan’s affiliation,
Zhongshan Hospital, is alleged to be conducting organ
harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
This will be an issue for Jiang Zemin.
Since the downfall of Xu Caihou, the military expressed
their condemnation of Xu Caihou’s offense.
They were followed by the
Dai Qing, the late veteran cadre Ye Jianyings daughter,
told Voice of America that for Xu Caihou and others in
the military, Jiang Zemin is the culprit of their abusive acts
and corrupt deeds.
Interview & Edit/ＬiuＨiu Post-Production/ＺhiYuan Li