Chen Xitong

Chen Xitong’s Funeral Denied National Anthem and Flag

The death of Chen Xitong, the former mayor of Beijing who presided over the 1989 June 4th crackdown and was later jailed for corruption, prompted no official condolences and little public mourning. Chen’s funeral this week...

June 4th Crackdown Mayor Chen Xitong Dies

Former mayor of Beijing Chen Xitong died on Sunday morning, but news of his death did not emerge until two days later, on the 24th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown which he oversaw. From South China Morning Post: Chen...

Bo Xilai Trial May, May Not Start Monday

The South China Morning Post has poured lukewarm water on earlier reports, originating in state media, that the trial of fallen Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai will begin on Monday. When asked by reporters, a spokesman for...

The Case for The “Chongqing Model?”

With all eyes on Hefei for the murder trial of Gu Kailai on Thursday, and with speculation swirling over the likely fate of her husband and former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, Foreign Policy’s Kevin Lu looks beyond the...

Chen Xitong: Tiananmen Crackdown was a Tragedy

Former Beijing Mayor Chen Xitong, who was in office during the 1989 protests and was later jailed for corruption, has called the June 4 military crackdown on the Beijing protests a “tragedy,” according to a new book...

Former Beijing Mayor Denies Charges

Chen Xitong, who served as mayor of Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown before he was dismissed from his post in 1995 and then sentenced to jail on corruption charges in what many saw as the result of a power struggle...

Report: Former Beijing mayor paroled – AP

From AP, via Former Beijing Mayor Chen Xitong, the highest-ranking Communist Party figure to be jailed for corruption, has been released on medical parole after serving eight years of his sentence, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Monday. Chen, once one of China’s most powerful men as a member of the party’s ruling Politburo, was […]



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