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Official Media Coverage of Current and Former Top Official Leaders Did Not Include Jiang Zemin

The fifth plenary session of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee has been taking place from Oct. 26 to 29 in Beijing. On October 28, 2015, several major Mainland China websites published a high-profile report about former Prime Minister Zhu Rongji’s recent appearance at his alma mater, Tsinghua University. According to the article, Zhu visited Tsinghua in 2007, 2011, and 2015. In 2011, he shared his motto with the students: “No matter whether there is a minefield or an abyss in front of me, I will not turn back. I will work tirelessly with full effort and will not give up until death.” The person who wrote the article is a WeChat messaging public registrar from Beijing Daily.

The article also told some stories about other current and former top CCP leaders’ visits to their own alma maters, including stories about Xi Jinping, Hu Jintao, Li Keqiang and Wen Jiabao. Xi Jinping is the CCP General Secretary and the president of China; Hu Jintao was the CCP General Secretary from 2002 to 2012 and President of China from 2003 to 2013; Li Keqiang is the current Premier of China’s State Council; Wen Jiabao is the former Premier of China’s State Council.

[Editor’s note: People noticed that the article did not mention Jiang Zemin, the former CCP General Secretary from 1989 to 2002, or Jiang’s faction from the Standing Committee.] 

Source: Tencent QQ, October 28, 2015