On December 6, Xi Jinping delivered a eulogy at the funeral of former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin. Observers noticed some points worth noting at the funeral.

First, Xi remained calm during the 50 minutes he delivered the eulogy.

This is strange because former CCP leaders often expressed grief and even wept while delivering eulogies at the funerals of other CCP leaders. For example, Jiang cried while reading the eulogy at Deng Xiaoping’s funeral.

Xi’s indifference towards the death of his big comrade convinced observers even more that the relationship between Xi, and Jiang was a relationship between two enemies.

Second, in his farewell eulogy for Jiang, Xi mentioned the Tiananmen incident.

This is surprising because the CCP has hidden the Tiananmen incident until now.

The Chinese were not told that, on June 4, 1989, the CCP ordered the army to suppress the pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square.

Reports said that, in addition to Deng Xiaoping playing the role of the mastermind, Jiang Zemin, then secretary of Shanghai, and Li Peng, then prime minister, were CCP leaders who strongly advocated the suppression of the people in Tiananmen.

However, Xi Jinping recalled the Tiananmen incident at Jiang Zemin’s own funeral. Analysts say Xi has political reasons for doing so.

According to Vision Times, in the section on the Tiananmen incident in his eulogy, Xi said that the measures taken at Tiananmen Square in 1989 were in response to serious political turmoil.

Xi added that as a Standing Member of the Politburo at the time, Jiang firmly supported tough action at Tiananmen.
Sang Pu, president of the Taiwan-Hong Kong Association, told VOA that Xi did so to intimidate the “White Paper movement.” Xi wants to send the message that the CCP always takes tough measures against anyone who opposes it.

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