The Chinese Communist Party has officially confirmed the death of former CCP leader Jiang Zemin. Jiang’s life was full of scandal. News of his death once broke in 2011. At that time, Chinese people rejoiced, and even set off firecrackers to celebrate.
On the evening of July 6, 2011, Hong Kong Central Television led with the announcement “Jiang Zemin’s death.” This news immediately became the focus of public opinion. In the following days, the news continued to spread internationally. At the time, Xinhuanet, the mouthpiece of the CCP, denied Jiang’s death in an English-language report. However, some people in China said that they would continue to set off firecrackers to ward off evil spirits, hoping Jiang would die.
Immediately after the news of Jiang’s “death” was released, there were Chinese people that called it a “day of great joy,” and people believed that Jiang’s death was retribution for his actions. His death was equivalent to eliminating harm to the people.
Many netizens said that they would “go into the street to light firecrackers” to celebrate. Sina Weibo featured posts by netizens from all over the world, the sound of firecrackers going off could be heard in their locations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou – Guangdong Province, Hangzhou – Zhejiang Province, Yinchuan in Ningxia Autonomous Region, and many others.
Some netizens said that shops had run out of firecrackers and champagne.
The Committee to Prepare Commemoration of the Death of Jiang Zemin initiated by the people of Hong Kong was published on Facebook. A group of Hong Kong citizens ran to the main gate of the Central Liaison Office in Hong Kong on the night of the news of Jiang’s death, opened champagne and celebrated his death.
On July 6, 2011, Minghui Net published an article signed by Fei Ming, “Buy firecrackers, set off firecrackers,” calling on every person with a sense of justice to celebrate the death of this cruel and shameless villain.
The article said that regardless of whether Jiang Zemin is dead or alive, the time to celebrate National Day is not far off and the Chinese people should buy and set off firecrackers to celebrate the death of this evil political thug.
The article pointed out that since July 20, 1999, the CCP and Jiang’s gang of delinquents had persecuted Falun Gong practitioners and countless family members, relatives, friends, and colleagues of the Falun Gong practitioners have been implicated and persecuted. Jiang, who has committed many crimes, will always be slandered by the world.
Professor Zhang Tianliang said that if the firecrackers celebrating Jiang’s death reverberated throughout China, it would be clear proof that he was unpopular, it would also be great encouragement to those who have been oppressed for a long time, and it will also show contempt and resistance to the CCP.
He said that regardless of Jiang’s current situation, we could say that he was dead or about to die, a disgraceful death that was constantly condemned and vilified.
Shi Zangshan, an expert on China affairs in Washington, said that cursing Jiang and expecting him to die has become the current public opinion of the Chinese people.