Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 25, Jul 2016 09:22 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
2016 ELECTION RESULT
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China threatens India of “serious consequences” over explusion of its journalists
Monk released after completing sentence in Zoege
3 Xinhua journalists asked to leave India after intelligence red flag
Former Miss Tibet Tsering Chungtak passes away
In conversation with the reel Dalai Lama, Tenzin Dalha
Human Rights Watch says tolerance against peaceful protest in Tibet diminishing
Latest solo protestor from Ngaba identified as Kunchok Dolma
Dharamshala NGOs rally to condemn Kalachakra by China - picked Panchen
China begins demolition of Larung Gar
Two Tibetans in Chinese contingent for Rio Olympics
 Latest Photo News
Ven. Thupten Ngodup, the medium of State Oracle Nechung participates in the official ceremony of the Trelo Tsechu (Guru Padmasambhava's birth anniversary) conducted by the Nechung Drayang Ling monastery, Dharamsala. July 18, 2016, Phayul Photo/Geleck Palsang
President Barack Obama greets His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the entrance of the Map Room of the White House on June 15, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje addresses devotees including Tibetans in Paris during his first visit to the city. Attended by over 2000 Tibetans from different parts of France, the Karmapa addressed on the importance of preserving Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhist tradition. June 05, 2016. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Jiang Zemin dead – internet rife with ‘rumours’ (Updated)
Phayul[Thursday, July 07, 2011 09:02]
Jiang Zemin, former Communist Party General Secretary seen here in a file photo. (Photo/Reuters)
Jiang Zemin, former Communist Party General Secretary seen here in a file photo. (Photo/Reuters)
The former Chinese leader who was at the helm of China for 12 years is reportedly dead or dying according to unconfirmed sources in China.

Jiang Zemin, 84, handed over the reigns to Hu Jintao in 2003 and is expected to take an important role in next year’s change of leadership.

The Wednesday night’s tsunami of internet reports and comments on Jiang’s death was prompted after he failed to appear for 90th anniversary celebrations of the Communist Party last week.

Hong Kong and overseas Chinese press reported Jiang suffered a heart attack and was surviving on a respirator. The octogenarian’s failing health had in the past as well given rise to rumours of his death.

The Chinese censorship machinery went in to overdrive blocking all references to the leaders name, Jiang which means river in mandarin. Searches for the leader’s name on the internet in China resulted in the warning: "Search results are not shown due to relevant laws and policies."

The Wall Street Journal's website reported that popular microblogging site Sina blocked searches for words such as "myocardial infarction", "hung" – a euphemism for death – and "301 Hospital" – a reference to the medical facility that often treats top leaders.

The BBC reported that the government's press office, the State Council Information Office, declined to respond to questions about Jiang.

However, in a report carried by Xinhua earlier today, the state news agency quoted 'authorotative sources' as saying that reports on Jiang Zemin's death were 'pure rumours'.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Karmapa to receive Kalachakra initiations in Washington, DC
A gift of ‘non-violence pledge’ to the Dalai Lama
Jiang Zemin dead – internet rife with ‘rumours’ (Updated)
Advertisement
Tibet Fest 7
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2016 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement