The former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) chief, Jiang Zemin, is dead.
Some are misty-eyed, perhaps due to his supposedly friendly demeanor. Jiang performed for world leaders, including singing attempts for the Queen of England, George W. Bush, and Luciano Pavarotti.
But Jiang should instead be remembered for the trail of blood he left behind. In 1989, he took the side of hardliners against pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square and justified the massacre afterward. He started the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual movement in 1999, which arguably turned into genocide.
Yes, Jiang and his predecessor Deng Xiaoping transformed China from an inefficient communist economy into a communism that levered markets. They hid China’s strength and bided time. That includes China’s critical accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001….
Source: The Epoch Times
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