Jiang not Dead: Leung Ka-wing Resigns

Asia Television (ATV, 亞洲電視台) news department vice-president Leung Ka-wing (梁家榮) and another executive have resigned, in the wake of an erroneous news broadcast of July 6 this year which claimed that former party and state chairman Jiang Zemin (江泽民) had died. Leung said that the ill-fated broadcast had been made despite all his efforts.

ATV Headquarters, Tai Po, HK

ATV Headquarters, Tai Po, HK (Wikicommons, click picture for source)

Leung said that he had offered his resignation on the second day after the mistaken newscast in July, but hadn’t resigned immediately, so as not to shake the news department. Leung announced his resignation on Monday, with immediate effect.

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Related

» Jiang Zemin’s Health matters, July 8, 2011
» Jiang Zemin is Dead, FOARP, July 6, 2011

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Updates / Related

» Clashes over Objective Reporting, HK Standard, Sept 6, 2011

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5 Responses to “Jiang not Dead: Leung Ka-wing Resigns”

  1. Those Hong Kong Journalists, just not patriotic enough. On the other hand – has the J-to-the-Zemin actually been seen in public yet?

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  2. Those Hong Kong Journalists, just not patriotic enough.
    Ça dépend. Some reports suggest that there had been differences or spats between the station’s journalists and management, re accuracy and professional standards, which had led or contributed to Leung’s resignation. Obviously, it would have been nice for a commercial station to be the first to break that kind of news, especially for finance and marketing. (That said, these hints are, of course, unconfirmed, and some news people may also be more hasty than others.)
    Besides, if you click on the picture within the above post, you can see the banner on ATV’s hq: “wei zhongguo jia you!” Patriotic enough for you?

    On the other hand – has the J-to-the-Zemin actually been seen in public yet?
    I think he is resting at home.

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  3. I can still hear the general manager say “He won’t disappoint us”, after airing the premature news.

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