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Former President Jiang Zemin’s upcoming 90th birthday spurs a crackdown on his ‘toady’ fans who share nostalgia for the more liberal era of his rule

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
lthough frail and advanced in years, Jiang is still seen as a potential threat to Xi JInping's power, and supporters have been warned against staging celebratory activities around his birthday on Wednesday.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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